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Old 02-24-2014, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Our gsm is in her large crate in her memory foam bed for 12 hours at night. (Do not worry, she is exercised and stimulated during her awake hours as I do not work). She is almost 4 months. She goes in at 6:30pm and I let her out to potty at 7:45pm and then 5am (used to be about 3 or 4am). She has been doing well with this. Should I stick with this for a while or start to stretch this out? Just go to a midnight let-out?
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Old 02-24-2014, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Our almost 6 month old goes out around 9:30 p.m. and then into the crate and gets up about 5:30 or 5:45 a.m.
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My husband and I take our girl out at 9:00pm.... Then not again until 6:30-7:00am. She sleeps in bed with us, and sleeps well through the night.
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I didn't crate my girls, or Russell, at that age until I went to bed about 10-11pm, and then when I got up at 6:00am. So out at 11pm and out again at 6am.
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Our gsm is in her large crate in her memory foam bed for 12 hours at night. (Do not worry, she is exercised and stimulated during her awake hours as I do not work). She is almost 4 months. She goes in at 6:30pm and I let her out to potty at 7:45pm and then 5am (used to be about 3 or 4am). She has been doing well with this. Should I stick with this for a while or start to stretch this out? Just go to a midnight let-out?
I actually think that 12 hours is a LONG time to make a puppy wait. The longest my adults wait is 8 hours, night til morning.
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I actually think that 12 hours is a LONG time to make a puppy wait. The longest my adults wait is 8 hours, night til morning.
So actually she has to hold it for about 9 hours but she is crated total for 12 hours. I think that is do-able.

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I have a 4 month old who plays until about 9:30/10pm and then falls asleep (he's not crate while I'm home unless I'm in bed). Often I don't go to bed until 11 and about that time he wakes up and plays again while I'm getting ready for bed, then he goes out right before. Lately he's been holding it until about 5:30am. As soon as he can hold it all night (I sleep until 7) he doesn't have to sleep in a crate. As it is, he doesn't seem to mind. He doesn't fuss and if he has to go out at 5:30 he goes right back into his crate on his own.
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Our last dog, a pug, held it for 12+ without a problem for years. She did not seem bothered by it in the least. If she had showed signs of it bothering her, I would have changed it in an instant. Same with this pup. I am going to see if she can make it from 7:45pm to 6am as per vet suggestion. If she has an accident, we will go back to what we have right now.
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i got my pup whenhe was 10 weeks old. overnight he
was out every 2 hours. as he got older he was out every
3 hours and so on.

during the day he was out every 15 minutes and became
every 1/2 hour and that became every hour and so on.
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That seems like a long time for a 4 month old. Why do you put her in her crate that early?
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