MAJOR SOS! Grown dog wont sleep through night anymore.

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Can you crate him overnight in your bedroom? When we first got our dog we tried crating him at night in the spare bedroom, but he barked after we left him in there and I may have made him tough it out if we didn’t live in an apartment with neighbors so nearby… but his crate is in our bedroom now and he has zero problems sleeping through the night. Well, even if he doesn’t sleep he stays quiet. I think technically you can crate your puppy in another room, and train him to be okay with it eventually, but I read that most dogs would rather sleep in sniffing distance of their people.

ETA: I’d try crating him in your bedroom and he may protest at first, but ignore his pleas to go out every two hours and eventually he’ll get the message. He may just be getting used to being able to summon you at the ring of the bell!

 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@marhealy:  Is he getting enough exercise during the day?   Could it be he sleeps so much throughout the day that he gets bored during the night?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@marhealy:  Another thought, is he actually going when you take him out?

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@marhealy:  I have a very easy solution as our puppy used to do this (he has since stopped and sleeps through the night – he got over it somehow). Get a doggy door! You can get one where his collar triggers it opening and closing so no other dogs, animals, or people can get in. He will be able to let himself in and out and you won’t have to be fussed with it. We have one for our furbaby and he loves it (and so does mom :P).

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

i would make sure that he has plenty of exercise during the day (would daycare be an option?) and crate him at night to keep him from harassing you

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

how old is your dog?  we also have a 7 year old beagle.  we crate him when we are not home.  he has no problem sleeping through the night.  FI takes him out for the last time around 9pm.  He sleeps through when I get up at 6:30am and FI showers and gets ready for work before taking him out in the mornings.  He gets up between 7 and 7:30.

i grew up with taking the dog out right away, but FI said he has always done this and the dog is fine.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My dog doesn’t do this at home, but whenever we take her to see my parents she does. For the longest time we couldn’t figure out why – and now we know! In our apartment, the windows are higher up and she can’t see out of them. At my parent’s house, she can see the out of the windows (as they’re lower to the ground) and because of this, she can see the outside, animals, people, etc. All of that gets her really excited and makes her want to go out – so she cries and cries. So we covered up the windows. Now, she sits at the back door (which is glass) and cries until she realizes she’s not getting what she wants and comes back to bed. Probably a long shot, but maybe your dog is now just tall enough to be able to see out of the windows? Or maybe my dog is just super weird.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@marhealy:  I’d find a dog park or somwhere you can take him to wear him out.  If you can afford it, daycare even once a week might help.  My 1.5 year old standard poodle is exhausted when we bring her!!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you talked to the vet about it? It’s possible he has a UTI or kidney/bladder infection that is causing him to need to go more often. Don’t always assume it’s a behavioral problem – changes in bathroom habits can signify health issues, too.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

“Have you talked to the vet about it? It’s possible he has a UTI or kidney/bladder infection that is causing him to need to go more often. Don’t always assume it’s a behavioral problem – changes in bathroom habits can signify health issues, too.”

 
Ditto!  If he is actually needing to pee, then something could be wrong to have to go that many times in a night!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yes, he should be going to the vet. Locking him in a crate isn’t going to help. He’s asking to go out/ 

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