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    Default Puppy waking up during the night

    Sugar is 13 weeks and eats at 530 am and 6:30 pm. She goes to her crate to sleep around 11 pm but wakes up between 3 and 4 am. I take her out to pee but she cries when I put her back in crate because she is ravenous. She eats 3 cups of food twice a day. Any suggestions to get her to sleep through the night?)

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    I feed my guys at 7:00 am. And 3:00 pm. I feed them earlier at night so they go to the bathroom earlier. They get cookies when my husband gets up at 5:00 am and I give them a cookie at noon. This works for us.

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    At thirteen weeks I feed my pups 4 times a day. When they're about 16 weeks I switch to 3 times a day and at 6 months twice a day.

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    Default Re: Puppy waking up during the night

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    She eats 3 cups of food twice a day. Any suggestions to get her to sleep through the night?)
    It's been many years since I had a puppy that age but I'd try feeding her more often for now. Three times/day at least and MUCH smaller meals...3 cups at one time is WAY too much. At her age 3 cups/day is sufficient.

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    Puppies are just like babies, they have a small stomach so you need to feed them several times a day to keep them satisfied. I feed my puppies 3 times a day, and a snack a couple of hours before bedtime. Now that pups are older they get 2 meals, a small treat during the day (my lunchtime) and a snack of fruit at bedtime.

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    My dogs are "grown" but they have always gotten a snack before bed-a little dog food with some yogurt. They still do. They also get some broken up pieces of doggie "biscuits" when they went in their crate.( No longer need crate)
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    @Helicoptermom all great advice above. Way too young to eat 2x a day. Spread it 4x or at lease 3x a day and yogurts or good snacks.

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    Default Re: Puppy waking up during the night

    Quote Originally Posted by Helicoptermom View Post
    Sugar is 13 weeks and eats at 530 am and 6:30 pm. She goes to her crate to sleep around 11 pm but wakes up between 3 and 4 am. I take her out to pee but she cries when I put her back in crate because she is ravenous. She eats 3 cups of food twice a day. Any suggestions to get her to sleep through the night?)
    Hi, you've been given great advice by others above. I agree smaller frequent meals are best for a puppy.
    When my guys were puppies we fed them 1 cup three times a day at 6:00 am, 12:00 noon and again at 6:00 pm, then when they were about 7 months old, we switched them from Puppy Kibble to an adults formula kibble and reduced them to 1 cup of kibble twice a day feedings.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Default Re: Puppy waking up during the night

    Thanks everyone for the advice. I guess because it was 4 in the am when I originally posted I was unclear . Sugar eats 1.5 cups twice a day, but I am going to spread that to 3 times a day by giving a small meal with yogurt right before bedtime. My other bulldog slept through the night when he was a puppy so I needed advice on my new one. Just goes to show they are all different just like two legged kids.

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