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Old 08-30-2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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About how many hours per night can a 3 month old puppy be expected to sleep? We have a 3 month old puppy. She sleeps for about 5.5 to 6 hours at night. Then she wakes up, and I take her out to potty. After that, she's totally awake. We've tried putting her back in her crate (which is in our bedroom), but she cries and cries. I would really like to get more than 5.5 to 6 hours of sleep every night, but if puppies that age can't be expected to sleep 7 - 8 hours at night, we'll just have to deal with it.

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Old 08-30-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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At three months that sounds about right. Keep your chin up they usually start sleeping better around four months so you don't have too far to go.

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Mine have always slept for longer, and gone back to sleep after a trip out to the garden, but all puppies are different. Might pay to investigate her daytime routine...

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I was just wondering the same thing-Angus is only six weeks old so I know he is VERY little to be sleeping through the night-but for the last week or so he had been sleeping for a solid 8-9 hours which was great, but for the last few evenings he is awaking about every 3-4 hours to have to go potty-not so great for mom! I am just wondering why the change, and also then why he feels at 2 AM that it is playtime for atleast and hour before we will willingly go back to bed. Good luck with your puppy-what breed is she?-she is adorable

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I don't think there is much you can do about needing a potty break at this stage, and you certainly don't want to discourage that, but I would try to get them into a routine of going straight back to sleep after the potty break. If the crying works to get you to play or stay up then it will become a habbit. I would pop puppy straight back in the crate with a chew toy after the potty break and give no more attention until you get up. Any play or fun attention may encourage the puppy to ask for potty breaks he doesn't actually need in the long run.

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We will be able to do that when we get a house and I understand what you are saying, it is just that we live in an apartment with very thin walls now and I do not want to disturb the neighbors so that we get complaints. Especially since we are only allowed to have a maximum limit of 2 animals per apartment-and we are way over that with 7! So I am trying not to draw any extra attention to ourselves for the next few months while our new home is being built, then I will most definatly go with your method, hopefully by then it will not be too late.

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The more tired u get puppy the longer it sleeps. My daughter and grandaughters pups I gave them sleep all night long till morning for Potty wake up and go back to sleep for a while. They are good puppies, but they get plenty of play time during the day throwing freezebes and tennis balls, walks, runs and just alot of exercise to tire them out at bedtime till they grow up at about seven months, a dog is NOT fully mentually mature until age of three years, but of course they seem to grow up so fast.
Just exercise, lift water bowel at six p.m., feed about last feeding no later than five p.m. preferable at four p.m then walk and play to get the poop out of them, and they will sleep good all night long and then some.
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Old 09-05-2006, 09:38 AM   #8
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Good luck with your puppy-what breed is she?-she is adorable
Thank you very much. She's a Miniature Australian Shepherd. And thanks to everyone for your advice.

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gosh six weeks is very young to be homed. But he is very cute.
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yes i know its hard we are still trying to train our 3 month old boxer named daisy she can be a pain!she wakes me up every morning liking my face and it is disturbing considering she sometimes eats her own poo,just hold tight and make sure you try your hardest to tolerate it for a while until your pup can sleep all the way through the night
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