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ok, plz plz help me i havent had a good nights sleep in forever:doh::doh::doh:,its driving me insano,any way my pup had a bad tummy ache bout 2 weeks ago she was up all night having diarea.so she got over that now but she stil is barking at night to go potty like a 11 times a night no joke:doh::doh::doh::doh::doh: i dont know if she got used to this nightly ruteen if so how do i stop it withought her wetting her kennel so far iv been getting up with her to go to the bath room every time she need it. should i put her in the garage and ignore her barkking or would that be to cold or should i just keep doing it until she grows out of it:no::no::no::no::no::no::no::no: plz under stand i realy need my sleep couse iv gone to long with ought it:uhoh:

PLZ help if u dont know wat to do email this to some who will im tired out of my mind and im sick of it:yuck: plz help
any comment woud be great thanks bi
 

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I think 11 times a night is too many times. I think you should start ignoring the barking. If you answer ner barks by l etting her out of her crate, she will do this every time she wants to come out, not necessarily pee or poop. I would start with longer intervals between letting her out of her crate, and defintely dont take her out while she is barking, wait til she stops before you let her out at each interval. I'm no expert....but this sounds right to me. It's just general behavior modification rules.
 

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Not sure how old your pup is, but assuming she's:

1. At least 10-11 weeks (the age where most pups can reliably hold it at night)
2. Healthy and free of bad poo issues
3. You're putting her in the crate as late as possible at night, say around 11pm-ish
4. You're picking up her water about an hour before bed and she FOR SURE goes pee before you crate her up.

If all those things are in place, I'd keep the crate in my room but cover it with a blanket. When she wakes up and starts to bark the first time ignore it. If it's hard to ignore, whack the top of the crate with your hand. Say nothing, just whack! It's supposed to be a sartling sound to help encourage quiet. (FWIW, I've never had it make a dog afraid of of the crate.)

Repeat a few times if needed. If she's just waking up out of habit and protesting the crate, it may help quiet her down. If she really does have to go, she'll continue with the noise-making.

The alternative is to set your alarm and wake HER up for a pee trip before she wakes and barks to get YOU up. Gradually delay the time you wake her up as, hopefully, her bladder "learns" how to make it through the night.
 

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BTW, is she peeing all 11 times when you take her out? If so, that's a LOT and I'd be looking to rule out a medical issue such as a uti.
 

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hahhaaa thankfully not just needing to go like 3 times a night and um shes actualy cough cough 5 months:/
 

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hahhaaa thankfully not just needing to go like 3 times a night and um shes actualy cough cough 5 months:/
Ahhh. 'Kay. Then I'd say it's just time for a little tough love.
 

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Yep, time for some tough love! She's playing you. It may take a night or two of ignoring her but she'll learn that bedtime means sleep.
 

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but i think it is partly a need to use the restroom i put her in the garage last night and she had like realy moist poop its (like realy soft) in 3 diffrent places
 

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A five month old should be able to hold it through the night. I would take her to the vet to make sure she's healthy.
 

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hello evry body i just want to say lynnzie is doing a whole lot better she is having normal scat again and is sleeping through the night easily in the garage that is lol but its strange she started hating her kennel after that insadent so i guess she is going to be a garage doggy lol:)
 

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A garage doggy? Seriously?

You say she started hating her kennel? I also agree with Steph, it's time for tough love. And not the sleeping-in-the-garage kind...

Where in the country do you live? Is it going to get cold? Do you park your car in the garage? Is there any chance of antifreeze dripping onto the ground? Dangerous equipment in there?

I'm sorry... but... yeah.
 

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I can relate to being "played by the puppy". Hurley is my first puppy & we had to learn the hard way about how smart these little rascals really are.

When we first got him at 9 weeks, we were up 3 times a night for him to pee. When he reached 4 months old, he was still getting up at least 2 times per night even though he was holding it just fine through out the day while we were not home. All of a sudden, he decided that he "needed to go outside" 5 times per night. WTH? We quickly learned that he really didn't have to go...he just wanted to play!

For the past 3 weeks, we have not put him in his kennel at night. We have blocked off the basement area with a baby gate & shut doors upstairs at night, so he has limit access. However, he's free to roam & sleep where he wants. He has yet to wake up to go pee during the night.

So....I'm betting your pup is doing this out of boredom or is uncomfortable in their crate. I would be a little leary about putting them in the garage. It may get too cold & too many dangerous things for him to be drinking in there.
 
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