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I am just getting a 12 week old havanese and need the best answer anyone can give on this.. I don't want the puppy in the bed with us and so my question is, if we sleep upstairs and puppy in crate downstairs, can a puppy stay in crate all night withhout going to bathroom if I take out at 9 :00p.m.or 10 and take away water? any help appreciated..
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If you put the puppy's crate in your bedroom where she/he can see you, you'll avoid potty accidents and it will comfort the pup to know you are close by. We put the water up around 7pm and do lots of trips outside before actual tuck-in time, around 9:30 pm. Once puppy is tucked, we do not talk to her until it's time to get up in the morning. If she fusses, just a stern "QUIET!" and then silence usually gets the point across. If the puppy wakes up and needs to go potty, CARRY her outside without talking, get the business done, and then right back to bed. This way puppy won't have an accident on the floor on the way out, and the lack of conversation will prevent her from thinking it's time to get up and play. If you can make it in and out without turning on lights, that also helps (I have a night light in the hallway that helps me to see down the stairs.)

The crate should only be big enough for the dog to comfortable turn around in ...any larger and she may make the extra space a pottyland. A rolled up blanket at the back of the crate helps close the gap, and I like to think it also makes the puppy feel cozy.

You may have a few sleepless nights as the puppy gets used to the routine, but it won't take long for her to get used to your schedule. Eventually you can move the crate out of the bedroom when you feel confident of your puppy's ability to "hold it". Some people keep their dog's crate in the bedroom permanently. If you make dietary changes it's nice to keep them close in case they have loose bowels while adjusting to different food. My puppy Saydee is 5 months old and at this point we still keep her in the bedroom just to be on the safe side. Better to avoid the accident altogether...

Congratulations on your new puppy & welcome to the forum. Hope this helps!

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We got Caya @ 12 weeks and thought that keeping her downstairs the first night was a good idea. A sleepless night of puppy wailing made us quickly realize that are puppy, Caya, needed to be close to us. The next night she was an arms length away and we slowly pushed her further out of the room into the hall where we eventually wanted her to end up. You can get your puppy downstairs eventually but slowly transition to that point.

I think that first night set us back weeks with separation anxiety issues.

As for the bathroom situation, it took maybe the first week or two of getting up in the middle of the night and then she went right back to bed.

Hope that helps.

Oh BTW, first post so... Hi everybody! This site and it's members are invaluable.

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Welcome Gayle! I love Caya's happy puppy avatar! I like her name, too. Alot like Maya
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Welcome Bullwinkle and Gayle... congratulations on your new puppies. (I love your avatar, Gayle!)

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Bullwinkle, welcome. We look forwar to pics of your Hav. You have heard from the experts: keep the puppy in a crate in your room. Best of all keep the crate next to your bed at bedlevel and I expect you to have a great night.
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BIG MISTAKE if you put the puppy downstairs. He or she will cry all night long. Definitely keep the puppy in the crate as close as possible to your bed, even on the night table if possible. That way he will know you are close by and can see you and feel secure.

Chances are if your parents never had kids...you won't either...
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BIG MISTAKE if you put the puppy downstairs. He or she will cry all night long. Definitely keep the puppy in the crate as close as possible to your bed, even on the night table if possible. That way he will know you are close by and can see you and feel secure.
I agree with what Daniel said. When we first got Bugsy he was sleeping in his crate, on top of the night stand where he could see us. He never even cried, just wimpered for a few seconds the first time. He eventually graduated to the crate on the floor and all if fine. All three of our dogs sleep in our bedroom, two in crates, one on the doggie bed and oaccasionally our bed. We have a large bedroom, so we don't mind.

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THanks to all, very helpful... appreciate it....
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I am just getting a 12 week old havanese and need the best answer anyone can give on this.. I don't want the puppy in the bed with us and so my question is, if we sleep upstairs and puppy in crate downstairs, can a puppy stay in crate all night withhout going to bathroom if I take out at 9 :00p.m.or 10 and take away water? any help appreciated..
Remember, these are COMPANION animals. They should start off with you at night for sure!!!! Put the crate on your nightstand or on a chair close to your bed. The puppy will need to be comforted. They are very much like human babies in that regard. They are in a strange place, with strange people, in a strange "box" with lot's of strange smells and noises. Your puppy will be happier and so will you if you start off right and have the puppy with you at night, NOT downstairs all alone!!!
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