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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    I'm a big meany.. mine get introduced to their crate from day one
    I probably should have done that too, would have stopped all the complaining my OH does about the amount of room he gets in bed. But too late now lol

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    Most of my dogs, because they have plenty of company sleep outside from day one & because they go to shows crate training sort of takes place there. But I always recommend to my puppy owners to put the crate next to their bed for about the first week then slowly move it to the place of their choice. Just your presence in the same room will make the adjustment so much easier for them.

    If you are crate training a puppy I would wake it and take it to the toilet before you go to bed but not make a huge fuss of the whole thing. I highly praise when toilet training during the day but keep the before bed toilet low key.

    Young pups do need a lot of sleep, but they also need to get into their before bed toilet routine.

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    My last dog (RIP) I also slept on a camp bed in the loungeroom with him. I have puppy claws scars up my arm to prove it as I dangled it out for him to snuggle up to. This was about 16 years ago and about 8 years ago I was asked by a new doctor if I self mutilated. I answered him when I stopped laughing.

    I would do the same again if I had to but my 4 pups slept outside in a snug dog box and smallish pen as it was too much to have all of them inside when I was ill. They had each other and all coped well with storms and weather so they are bullet proof in that regard now.

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    You're getting up 3-4 times in the middle of the night???

    That's just setting the dog up for bad behavior. All mine have slept for at least 6-8 hours overnight without needing to go to the toilet.

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    I put the alarm on and took my young pup out once a night as I feel that expecting them to hold 6 to eight hours initially is a big ask.

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    So the second night was heaps better. I realised he was crying, not needing to go to the toilet as i saw what a big wee looks like! So i went to my bed and left him to it in his crate with a night light, radio and my worn t shirt. I took him out at 1.30 (i go to bed at nine thirty), and then again at 4. 4 was a mistake though, he was only crying as he wanted to get up, didnt even wee! So tonight it will just be the once. I cannot have him in my room as he will wake my son who is in the next room over, but the loungrperoom in his crate seems fine.

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