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Thread: Does Your Dog Sleep Through the Night?

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    Default Does Your Dog Sleep Through the Night?

    My family dogs when I was growing up (Golden Retrievers) always seemed to be able to sleep through the night once they were about 9 months old.

    George turns 2 in February and still won't sleep through the night. I make him go out for a 'leak' before bed, but still every night he wakes me up to go out. I would have thought by now he would have the bladder capacity to hold on (and often he stays inside all day without asking to go outside). I fear that he has just gotten into the habit of waking me up in the middle of the night to go out even if he doesn't really need to.

    I've recently started a new job and really need my sleep so am wondering whether this is likely to be habitual behaviour and if so how do I train him out of it?

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    What would happen I wonder if you just didn't get up? Would he hold on, or would you awaken to a HUGE pool to clean up? Is it worth a try NN?

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    Sumo is 10 months and Ruby is 7 months....they sleep through the night from about 9.30pm - 6.30am

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    Also NN, how much water does George have access to during the night? Or in a short period before your bed-time?

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    I'm pretty sure most of mine do, but the ones that sleep in the living room have a doggy door they can use. The "spethial" ones that sleep in my bedroom all sleep through and sometimes I have to kick them out.

    The only one I have to get up for (nearly every night now) is my old girl, who will be 17 in February *I HOPE* - she's blind, deaf (and slightly demented) and gets lost if she wanders outside, so I have her bed next to mine so I can hear her if she needs to go out. I hope I gets lots of interrupted sleep in the future, as she is my heart dog, and I'm dreading the inevitable....

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    Wow Dorte, I didn't realise your pooches were still little babies!
    Roly will sleep though the night if im not up, if I am up, he will want to go out.
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    Mine generally sleep through the night unless the roos come up to the fence to feed. LOL. My door is always open so the dogs can go out when they want.
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    Griffen slept through the night from 4 months (he's a freak, there's been day's where he's gone from mid-day to the next morning without having to go out and even then we had to push him out the door, but when he does go it sounds like someones turned on a hose hehe )
    For the year Madeline slept outside (her choice). Then the first 6 months she was sleeping inside she had alot of accidents if no one woke to let her out. But then she wasn't fully house trained untill around 3 years.

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    gypa sleeps all night and shes one. before we go upstairs i open the door and tell her to go out but most of the time she runs upstairs and pretends to be asleep. Shes goes on command every other time so i dont know what her problem is lol

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    Jenna does sleep through but sometimes wakes a bit early for my liking. She sleeps in the laundry and sometimes all I had to do was go into the hall and "shush" her, she would go quiet for another hour or so. I then remembered I still had my youngest son's baby listener which had a two way talk device on it so now Jenna has the one part in the laundry and I can "shush" her from my bed.

    Lazy or what?

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