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When will they sleep for long stretches???

Last out is around 10:30 pm. He wakes me around 1:30 and then 4:30 [I keep hoping he'll make it it 5 because that's when I wake for the day]. On a few rare occasions he has skipped the 1:30 time.

He is 4 months. How many more months do I have to look forward to? I'm also wondering if he just wants out of the crate?? The other night I let him out of the crate after the 1:30 session and he slept better [although I kept waking up and checking on him]. He's not a fan of the crate.

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Trish, wow , that is frustrating. Do you take his water away at a certain point. We alway removed water at 7pm, so once Logan did his nightly pee, he was pretty much done for the night. When he came home at 9 weeks, the first few nights he slept in bed with me and slept thru the night, then I slowly moved him to a crate on a chair next to me, and every few days I moved it further and further away - to eventually be with his sisters on the other side of the room. At 4 months I would think that he should be making it a lot longer than 3 hours at night. If he wakes at 1:30 - if you shush him, will he go back to sleep? He may just be getting used to you taking him out so he figures why not?? I would try removing the water at 7pm and then shushing him in the middle of the night & see what happens.
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Well Dora was good at about 8 months for the night... 8 hour stretch. At 2 years, I usually have to drag her out of bed in the morning. My maltese really can only go about 7 hours before needing to go out. When she wakes up, she needs to go! She comes up and rolls around your head and then usually goes potty a few feet from the porch! Once in a great while I might get 9 hours in! My husband and I have a take turn rule on the weekends when we want to sleep in. But there have been days when I carry Dora down the stairs. She is such a lazy butt about getting out of bed! But once you wake her up.... like this morning, she wants to run around and play with toys!

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Nico is 16 weeks. Up until a couple weeks ago, he was getting up at 3:30 and then again at 5:30 or 6:00, and I was exhausted. I thought he was old enough to hold it for longer than 5 hours at night, so I started telling him quiet when he whined to get out at 3:30. I figured he'd keep whining if he REALLY had to go potty. We stretched it out gradually over a couple week period and now he doesn't get up until 5:00 or 5:30. Every now and then he'll whine earlier than that (anywhere from 2:00 to 4:30 or so, but when I tell him quiet he settles down. I've realized that not every whine means he has to go potty. Of course, it helps that Nico does like his crate. If he didn't like the crate I might not be having much success with this.
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Winston scratches and scratches at the gate once he awakens. He just doesn't like it. I've never punished him and put him in there or anything.

Now when we leave during the day we keep him in the laundry room. He barks and barks in there [I leave for gym before 5 am and DH doesn't get up until 6 and he hears him barking almost the whole time]. UGH.

I tried at 1:30 telling him to go back to bed, be quiet, shhh, shut #@@# up! LOL. Nada. UGH.

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Have you tried the snuggle puppy with the heart beat? It worked with all my guys. I got it with my second because he would not sleep at night and would whine. My friend recommended it and it worked right off the bat! He slept thru the night. I used it with my 3rd right away and he slept thru the night, he was 8.5 weeks when I got him. If you don;t have a store that carries it, might be worth overnighting it fed ex!!





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Wow it's a tough thing to have two potty breaks in the middle of the night. When we first gor Radar he was going for last potty break at 10:45-11:00 p.m. We had his water gone 2-3 hours before that and he would get up for one potty break in the middle of the night at 3:30 a.m. After a few weeks to a month or so at the age of maybe 4 months or earlier Radar was sleeping right through the night and getting up at 6 a.m. and then going potty then. He's amazing at holding his bladder now...we had him in the car for eight hours before with all the movement of the car and he's held it...he's done it for even longer before. They condition themselves to eventually hold it fore as long as they need to.

Just be patient it'll come to you.

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I can't address this because Izzy sleeps with us....if she wakes earlier than 5 or 5:30, we just ignore her and tell her lie down. She usually goes 8 hours without a problem at night. We did use the crate in the beginning and after the first week or so, she would sleep through the night (at 4 months). (OK, I admit it was only 4 months ago, but I can't remember exactly what she did, LOL...I can't remember what I did yesterday....)

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He's amazing at holding his bladder now...we had him in the car for eight hours before with all the movement of the car and he's held it...he's done it for even longer before.
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WOW!! I wish i could hold it for that long!!

You all are very lucky! My newest pup Jax is NOT waking me up in the middle of the night to go pee. He is sleeping 6 inches from my face & he just goes & then lays in it. I removed the padding & didnt help. So now i am setting my alarm for approx 1-2 a.m to wake him up to go. I know he can hold it all night-he has done it before......so we will see how it goes!

I am having a real hard time to get him to use pee pads.We had a real bad storm last night so they wouldnt go outside to pee. I need an alternative place for him to go when its bad weather. Dreamer & Tripp use litter, so they are ok. But Its a real struggle.

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Funny Stuff Judy.....I enjoyed the "I can't remember what I did yesterday" phrase....I feel like that sometimes....LOL Yeah I can see Radar being in bed with My Wife and I eventually although I would like to add some steps leading up to the bed. I put out the thread for the steps I saw at the Petsmart and I saw them yesterday when I went to the store looking for the old litter I used to buy for Radar. Well they didn't have the litter by the way so I will have to order it online from them...they are in London, Ont. The steps I saw were way to low for Radar to get on and then onto the bed. Perhaps when he's older he'll be able to get up.

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