I will be getting my puppy soon. I plan on having it sleep in a crate next to my bed. My question is.....should I set an alarm and wake myself and the puppy up say every 2 hours during the night and take it outside to potty or should I wait until the puppy whines or cries and wakes me up???? I want to start out on the right foot and train it to go outside. Thank you so much!
We just got our puppy 8 weeks old. She sleeps by our bed in her crate and sleeps through the night. If she does cry in the night I will take her out immediately to potty. When she is up with us we watch her for signs and take her out every few hours during the day. When she makes a mistake it is our fault for not watching her signs.
Thank you. It didn't make much sense to me to wake her up every two hours if she is sleeping good. I will try it like you are doing. What kind of puppy do you have? Ours will be a Coton de Tulear. We are very excited.
What I would do is set your alarm for 12:00am, 2:00am, 4:00am, and 6:00am. Try to get up around 8:00 and go to bed around 10:00. Cotonlove, if your Coton is sleeping than don't take her out. It'd also be best to have your puppy sleep in your living room. Good luck! =) (I have a Coton, too! He's such a joy!)