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Old 10-18-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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Exclamation Newbie...Follow up to Puppy barking

Sorry, but it has been several days now since my last posting & I did not know whether to add to my original posting or not?
I have been trying all of the suggestions you guys have past on, on Monday Halle woke up 3 times barked for 5 minutes each time & went off back to sleep. We thought great, hopefully we have cracked it. Tuesday she barked for about 20/5 minutes & went back off to sleep again. Wednesday she barked from 2.45am until about 3.20am then went to sleep. If you remember from my last posting, I had asked my neighbors if Halle had disturbed them or not & they so no, but don't worry it was ok. This morning at 8.55am my neighbor came around & said that Halle had barked all night & could we please stop her barking as there 8 year old had been woken by her & could not get back to sleep.
I politely told him that she had only barked for 45 minutes tops to which he said she barked all night. I told him that I do not want to fall out about it. Many other things were said which are to long to go into, but nothing nasty was said.
My question is in an effort to make things easier. I have found quite naturally that when I go down to Halle in the morning, I find she has done a wee & poo on the newspaper. That does not bother me. The thing is on the times that Halle barks of a night, could it be that she does not like the mess in the kitchen where she sleeps. If that is the case, by going down & clearing it up when she barks, will that be the same thing as going down to comfort her when she cannot sleep

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Old 10-18-2007, 06:37 PM   #2
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Could It Be,because She's Asking To Go Out?.
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Old 10-18-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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Could be, stupidly I have been thinking that as she has already done it on the newspaper that she did not want to go. I will try that & see

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Have you considered waking up a few times during the night to give her the opportunity to go & also run off a little energy? I know it is hard but I was up every hour round-the-clock with Ozzy, at first, but every several days, I was able to add 15 minutes to the time in between outings (we started at 6-1/2 weeks). It was probably at least 6 weeks before I was able to go 4-5 hour stretches without taking him out.
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Would that not have the same effect as waking her & then she would not sleep?
Sorry, but I am completely new to all this & don't want to make things hard for Halle

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Yes, schedule a time in the night before she normally wakes but not much. Wake her up and take her outside. Praise like crazy when she does her business, treat her and immediately take her back inside to where she sleeps and leave her. No nonsense.


You get three things out of this, you reinforce the housebreaking and doing her business outside, you prevent her request barking (barking to go outside), and you put her on your schedule even though it's a modified schedule, rather than her putting you on her schedule.

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