Join Date: May 2011
Location: CT, USA
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Rollie napped a lot at that age. I'm remembering he'd take an evening nap around 7:30 and then be up again for a little while between 8-8:30ish and the time we'd go up (between 9:30 and 10).
Rollie would let us know if he needed to potty in the middle of the night and by a certain time, he was sleeping until we got up on weekdays (around 5:20). That was great, but I don't think it happened until somewhere around 3 months (luckily we got him in the spring so it was nice and warm for those AM potty trips).
So for weekends, once he didn't bark in the middle of the night anymore, one of us would get up and let him out around our regular weekday wake-up time. That way, he'd stay happy in his crate until a reasonable hour (somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30). If we didn't do that, he'd be up to potty by around 6:30 or 7 and then wouldn't settle back down.
Then, we started to potty him later and later in the AM (so from 5:30 to about 6, then to 6:30, then to 7 and so on) week or so until we got him sleeping in until we wanted to get up in the AM.
It is actually good to stretch it more and more b/c you want him to get used to holding it longer and longer (and of course he'll be able to do that more and more as his little puppy bladder grows).
Jessica & Rollie