Dog that has started crying during the night – what gives & what to do?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MadTownGirl:  Dogs are pack animals, they like to sleep and eat and be with their pack…crate training is fine, but move it into your room, where he can see you….

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I don’t know what’s up with him but since he calms down once he knows you are there it seems he may be getting scared or feeling lonely. Have you tried putting either a clock that ticks, or a radio turned down low with him? That’s what you typically do with little puppies so they don’t feel alone, may work for him. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Does he have to go to the bathroom??

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@MadTownGirl:  

I had the EXACT same thing when I brought home my rescue Lab. We set her bed up in the laundry room and she would cry and bark. So I thought she just needed to go to the bathroom. Then I’d put her back to bed and she’d resume the barking. 2 nights of this, and I just pulled her bed into my room and she slept like a baby.

I think it may be an anxiety thing for sure…he feels scared without you near. If you don’t mind… is there a corner in your room away from your bed that he could sleep in?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@MadTownGirl:  our lab…he was pretty whiney at night, and the ONLY way to stop it was a little bedtime snuggle fest in between Mr. 99 and I on our bed for about fifteen to twenty minutes.  We’d cuddle up with him and kiss his ears and tickle his feet and tell him he was the wonder mutt and all that…then it was time for bed, and he’d get down on the floor on his bed and settle down.

Sometimes, they just need a little extra attention.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Maybe he could have a UTI or something causing him to need to potty more frequently? My dog only whines at night if she has a bathroom emergency.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MadTownGirl:  he just wants to sleep with his family. I have raised two dogs and each have decided at some point that they want to sleep closer and cry until I give in. Can you at least move the crate to your bedroom?

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

You’re going to have to train him that his place in your room is in his crate, or on his own bed on the floor. But I 100% agree with @Nona99:. My 80 lb dog wants to be on our bed too, but he has his own bed on the floor next to ours and that’s where he stays. Until the sun rises and then he just decides it’s time to join us and jumps up, usually around 6:30. He’s very good about staying off the bed at night time.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MadTownGirl:   Okay but, does he have to go to the bathroom? Like, have you tried letting him outside when he starts crying?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

How much activity is he getting? I have noticed that if I take my pup on a ling, vigorous walk and play fetch, he sleeps so hard he won’t wake up until I do.

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