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When do pups sleep through the night

My 9 week old (which we have had since 6 weeks old) gets up at 3:00 in the morning. I can't figure out if it is a true potty break or a ploy to get dad up. Any suggestions on how to get her through the night?
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Congrats on your pup!!! We got our little guy at a few days past 8 weeks. He woke up a few times to potty, but around 9 weeks was sleeping through the night (930 to 630 ish). Sometimes he wakes up at 530, but will do his business and go right back upstairs to his crate and sleep.

I always feel bad when they whine in the middle of the night and I take it seriously. If he doesn't settle down after I tell him to settle a few times, I will take him out. I know there are nights that I can't hold it. 😁

You got him early, so it probably seems like a long time. I bet it will change this week!
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Because she was young when we brought her home we kept the TV on in her room, for some company, what are your thoughts, is it distracting or comforting?
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We didn't crate. Chloe was gated in the small part of the kitchen. We put a potty pad down only at night and she slept until 4 am the first night. And it got later over the next few days. But that is not the norm and it's probably because we didn't crate and put a potty per down at night.

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I'd just take her out every single time she whines. I brought my boy home a couple of days before he turned 8 weeks and he was taking nighttime potty breaks until he was 11-12 weeks old. We made those potty breaks as boring as possible and he realized pretty quickly that nothing exciting happened unless it was day time.
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We had a UTI and needed to go out about every 20 minutes. By 9 weeks she could go a couple of hours thru the night. Consider yourself lucky!
My girl slept in the bed with me and anytime she woke up we ran for the yard. She caught on quickly about alerting me but just couldn't hold it. I think it was about 12 weeks before she could hold it 4 hrs. By the time the infection started clearing up she was about 5 months and finally got 6 hrs of sleep at one time. Gratefully by 6 months infection was finally cleared up and think we were both so tired she slept through the night... well until 6am anyway :-)
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I think it's fine to have the tv on. We put it on when we leave. I often wonder if it matters to our pup 😁
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Christine1010 it does. I was always leaving a radio or TV on for pups I was visiting (pet sitter). They start to hear EVERYTHING and it can cause stress. The noise is soothing and removes the tiny noises they don't understand. Just don't leave it on animal planet! All the animal sounds can freak them out.
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You got him very young, so you've just had some extra weeks of very young puppy behaviour. He'll probably start sleeping through that 3am bathroom break in the next week or so, but you might just find it goes til 4, then 5, then 6am..

Make that 3am outing all business. Just carry him out to his bathroom spot, then carry him right back in to the crate. No playing, minimal speaking. The idea is to keep him sleepy and encourage him to go back to sleep. Personally, I'd not have the TV on at night. He has to learn eventually to sleep at night without it. Dark and quiet should signal sleep.

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Last night she slept until 5:15, which is almost perfect. My day starts at 5:30.
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