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      Overnight in crate

      We're getting Roxy next week. She'll be 10 weeks old. She'll be sleeping in a crate next to our bed. Assuming she's doing pretty well in there, should I wake her up every couple of hours to go to the bathroom outside, or do I wait for her to stir about, whine and wake me up before I take her out? If she's sleeping through the night, I suppose I should let her sleep through the night. Thanks for any advice.

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      I never set the alarm with Zoey, she was in bed with me and i would have felt her moving if she needed to go but that never happened, she slept thru the night from day 1. At 8 weeks she would sleep about 7 hours before she got up

      I would think you will hear the puppy if she gets up and she is right next to you, I wouldnt set an alarm, I would wait and see. No reason to get up for nothing. You might get lucky and get one that sleeps all night long.

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      Congrats on your puppy! I'm of the 'let sleeping dogs lie' philosophy and wait for pup to stir about. However, I'm a light sleeper, and very young pups often can't wait too long once they're awake. If you're a heavy sleeper, then you might want to plan on waking yourself up once or twice during the night to take Roxy out.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Sam I Am View Post
      Congrats on your puppy! I'm of the 'let sleeping dogs lie' philosophy and wait for pup to stir about. However, I'm a light sleeper, and very young pups often can't wait too long once they're awake. If you're a heavy sleeper, then you might want to plan on waking yourself up once or twice during the night to take Roxy out.

      Forgot about heavy sleepers, I sleep so light I wake up just from hearing tags jingle, my husband would sleep thru an earthquake.

      If you are a heavy sleeper maybe setting an alarm is a good idea

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      Hi, Welcome to the Board. Congratulations on your new pup! As I'll be doing this in 36 days, letting the pup set the schedule at night would be what I would do. As I'm a light sleeper, will be able to hear the new pup stir. Definitely agree with the idea, if you are a heavy sleeper to set the alarm clock to wake up just to check to see. But if the pup sleeps through the night, good for you and the pup.

      Look forward to hearing more about Roxy. Love to see pics. Again congratulations on your new pup! Have fun!

      KAZ

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      If you are lucky you will get one that sleeps through the night from the get go like we did the first time.

      One thing I will never do again is ignore a puppy crying in the crate at night. Poor little thing had pee'd, was soaking, cold and I found that when I could not take it any longer and got up to see. Poor, poor little thing. He needed out twice a night for a while, then once a night, by 4.5 months he could sleep through the night. Believe me, after that first night we heard every little rustle he made and leaped up to get him out. In the snow. And cold. Little monster.

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      We actually woke up a few times during the night. Bobby needed to go once or twice for the first few nights but was soon sleeping through the night. If he was asleep, we would leave him be.

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