|10-23-2013 07:46 PM|
|5rgj||Excellent suggestions thank you all. I doubt it's a UTI but we're due to go to the vet soon so I'll ask him then. We're based in the Carribean so I've been concious of making sure he's always got enough water but it does (usually) cool down in the evening so I'll try cutting out the water to see if that helps. Otherwise it will probably be weening him out of the habit as Hurbud suggested. Thanks again.|
|10-22-2013 06:30 PM|
|AugustGSD||I would rule out anything medical first, but also cut back on the water at night if you are not already doing so. I stop my dog from drinking water at 9pm.|
|10-22-2013 04:54 PM|
I'm in my 20s and even I get up to pee some nights!! Lol
Our 6 month old will ask to go out every couple hours during the day (to be honest we are in and out often enough for play/walks that it's sometimes very often that he pees and it seems like "a lot") and still usually once at night (about 6.5 hours after official bed time). His doesn't get water past 8:30 unless we have a busy night.
Anyhow talk to your vet but otherwise cut his water off a few hours before bed and I'd make sure he was exercised enough during the day to sleep soundly!
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|10-22-2013 04:10 PM|
|10-22-2013 04:09 PM|
I would think he is still waking you up on a schedule out of habit. I would just start to phase out one of the three, and leading up to eventually all the pee breaks being phased out.
If you are worried that he does actually have to go I would toilet him immediately before bed then set your alarm for say 3AM or whenever his first request usually is. Take him out at that time then that's it for the night. Over time keep setting the alarm to later in the morning until you can eventually have it meet up with the time you would normally wake to go to work.
|10-22-2013 04:06 PM|
Have you tried cutting his water a few hours before bed? Also make sure he eats a few hours before bed so he has plenty of oppertunity to go out.
If he's peeing every few hours has he been checked for a UTI?
|10-22-2013 04:04 PM|
hold it until the morning
I have an 8 month old dog who is completely house trained, which is great and was suprisingly easy. He sleeps in our bedroom and he soon learnt to wake me up to be let out. However, as he got older I was expecting him to need to go out less often but he's still waking me at least once sometime three times a night. I thought about just ignoring him but felt that that might confuse and/or distress him. Unfortunately, we're rebuilding the house and our bedroom is the only safe place we can leave him. Any suggestions as to how can I persuade him to hold on until the morning?