However they do not sleep through the night at all, they can have there last feed at 10 pm and still b awake at 3am, occassionally though they will go asleep about 11.30pm but will wake up again at 2 am...its driving me crazy when im only gettin 4 hrs nite sleep Please help any advice much appreciated Kelly firstname.lastname@example.org
why are you feeding them so late? oh course they are going to wake up! they need a potty break! feed them in the morning and dinner.. no later than 8-ish if possible. then take them out for a potty run 10-11 and that should help. thats just my opinion.. thats what works with my pup! good luck with them!
are you crating them? that would help them learn to sleep thru the night also.
I stop feeding my house dogs at 6pm, they're allowed to eat any time before that. I take them out right before bed, and they always sleep throught the night until I get up at 7. Your dogs are pups of course they're going to get up in the middle of the night, you just need to be patient. Good Luck. :)
I agree with everyone else. Tito eats at 6am and 5pm and thats its. He gets a moring walk and an evening free run for about 45 mins and then another walk/bathroom at 10 and he sleeps threw the night UNLESS its a full moon. Then he dosnt sleep all night and howls the whole night...That onyl lasts for 3 days though. Good luck!
i'm with all the others on here... my boys eat at 7am and 7pm. they get free run/walk in the morning and evening when i get home and they free play in the house most of the evening.....around 9 or so they go potty one last time then off to bed and they sleep all night long until i get up at 7. My pups are now 7months old but i did go thro the stage you're in and it will get better. Try not to feed them so late and don't forget they are still puppies and they will have to tinkle!! :) And try to start crating them at night...puppies don't want to sleep where they do the 'duty' so chances are they won't do it in there own little cage. My boys have been crated at night since 7wks of age and all i have to say now is bed time and they go straight to the crate. Once you get them on a consitant feeding and potty schedule it'll get better!!!! :)
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I just have one question, are they running around playing? Or are they crying to get out of a crate and you let them out? If they are just playing, crate training will definitely help you. If you are crate training, you really do have to let them cry it out a little. They learn fairly quickly that if they whine/cry/bark you will get annoyed and let them out :) Once you get on a routine w/ food and potty they should calm down. Make sure to, that you turn off all lights, radios, etc so they know it's "quiet time." My dogs all know when the lights go off upstairs it's bedtime. Make sure if you take them out for potty breaks, water breaks whatever that you don't "play" with them. You don't want them riled up! It's just like kids, you can't expect them to romp around and then go to bed, they need a transition time to settle down. Once they are used to it, they will do it all their lives!
I hate to jump on the band-wagon - but I fully agree with everyone else. Don't let them eat before bed, and make sure that you let them out before you put them down. Mastibull is also correct. If you are crate training (or as I do sometimes - room training) and they are whining - when you let them out you are reinforcing the whine. Dogs are very smart, and will figure things out pretty quickly.
My 2 lab mixes eat a cup of dry before I head out to work at 7 am & at 5:30-6pm they get two more cups + 3 oz wet ( all Wellness foods). That is it. If they need a snack after 7, give them a baby carrot. I take them for their last walk at 9:30-10. They sleep like babies.
New to the forum, and although I am not a new owner (my lab is 1yr and 5 mths), it is the first pet that I have had to care for, I do agree with everyone. When I first got him he I did a lot of research before hand and knew that for the first few months I had to train myself to wake up in the middle of the night to take him out to potty. His eating schedule was pretty much the same as most, not feeding him past 8pm, but still to get him potty trained quickly, I had to make the sacrifice. And it paid off. After the first couple months with me he would not go in the house. With my job I tend to get home late, and so there are times when he would eat around 9, or maybe 10 at night. I would wait maybe wait for an hour after he is done eating with the door open so he is free to go out when he wants to and then it is off to bed. I tend to sleep with my television on, and he is used to the light from he was a pup, but he would sleep through the night until I wake up in the morning, which would be around 7,and I would open the door so he can go out when he wants. But I have not had any house problems since he was about 4-5 months old. PATIENCE is the keyword, and everything will work out just fine.