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    Default 9 month old "puppy" not sleeping through the night - HELP!

    I am having a major problem with Truman that is very frustrating.

    He is 9 months and refuses to sleep through the night. He usually gets up barking at least once, around 3 AM.

    He doesn't have to potty since I rarely wake up to an accident and have started picking up his water early in the evening.

    I walk him and stimulate him before bedtime so he's tired. We exercise and play but he still seems to get up in the middle of the night.

    His crate is in a quiet corner of the kitchen, I cover it when it's time for bed. I do not come downstairs when he barks. I ignore it but it's very irritating.

    He usually goes to bed around 11:30 PM and gets up around 6:30 AM - so it's not like he's in bed for 9 hours.

    Does any one have ANY suggestions about why this might be happening and how I can reclaim my night's sleep?

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    Oh my goodness, sounds like you are doing everything right. I don't have anything additional to add, just wanted to say I hope this ends soon and that someone else has better advice!

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    I may not be of any encouragement...Bella (18mos) still gets up almost nightly. It has just been the past few weeks, she has slept through, or at least I have slept through her whines. She usually has to go potty but sometimes she just gets up. We live in a 2 story, so I have to get up to let her out....hope you have better luck soon.

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    Silva will be 2 on the 13th and she still gets up every night! We go to bed around 10pm and she goes out at 3-4am she has to pee and jumps off my bed and whines to go out, then comes back to bed until 730am when I get up. I dont think I am any help!
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    Lucy wakes in the night too now 4:30 every mornin. Chris gets up with her lets her out then brings her back upstairs to her room. We live in a victorian mid row terrace house so cant leave her too long barking at that hour cos she'll wake the neighbours.
    She does go back to bed but wakes up again at 5:30 ish not for anything except a hug with daddy on the couch.
    Chris is always so tired but we keep on hoping that as she gets bigger she'll sleep better until then

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    Default Re: 9 month old "puppy" not sleeping through the night - HELP!

    i'm no help, i've had similar issues and i've just gotten use to them...

    Bullet (8.5 months old) sleeps either in my bed or on his bed on the floor beside mine. he wakes me up almost every night around 3 or 4am. i just assume he must have to go outside so we do. he does potty and then goes right back to his bed and sleeps until about 6:30am...then he jumps up acting like he is starving to death.
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    Hmm, it's good to know I am not alone!

    This is something new for Truman because I know he CAN sleep through the night without going potty and I don't want to reinforce the idea that he can just get up when he pleases if he wants attention. This is also something totally new for me since my other two bullies basically had to be dragged out of their crates in the morning because they love resting!

    I know he can physically do it so I am sure it's something behavioral. Or maybe a growth spurt? Or teen angst? I'm just not sure.

    I've actually considered letting him on the bed to keep him quiet but it sounds like, from the discussion above, that won't curb the problem!

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    I wanted to give this a quick bump since it seemed like so many others are having similar problems.

    I ended up doing my absolute best to get Truman more exercise before bed and added giving him a Kong with a little peanut butter in it so it keeps him happy and busy, reaffirming the crate is a good place to be.

    So far, so good - he's slept through the night the past two nights for 7-8 hours, which is all I can ask for at this point.

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    Default Re: 9 month old "puppy" not sleeping through the night - HELP!

    @jillh10 ...... Do you have something that makes noise during the night like a water softener recharging or sumptin like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceP View Post
    @jillh10 ...... Do you have something that makes noise during the night like a water softener recharging or sumptin like that?
    Like something startling him while he's sleeping? Not really, unless Linus' snoring is bugging him. Their crates are in the eating area of the kitchen so it's pretty quiet.

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    Default Re: 9 month old "puppy" not sleeping through the night - HELP!

    Stig's always been a light sleeper. He sleeps on my bed now, but when he did sleep in the dining area I always heard him moving around in his crate once or twice in the middle of the night. But he never made noise to get our attention though.

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    Default Re: 9 month old "puppy" not sleeping through the night - HELP!

    Ice cube maker dumping a load of cubes???????? Ours can be rather loud depending on how full the bin is.

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