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?