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Unread 06-30-2010, 07:42 AM
 
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Default House training a puppy~can they hold it all night?

Our first two dogs (border collies) were able to hold in their pee all night long, right from the beginning at 8 weeks of age. In a week or so, we are picking up a new puppy, an English Springer Spaniel. She'll be 8 weeks old. We do plan to crate train her. My question is, do you try to keep a puppy in the crate all night, by just letting them out last thing at night and first thing in the morning, or do you also get up during the night and take your puppy out to pee? I keep reading that puppies can only hold it for a few hours at a time, so that has me wondering if that means at nighttime, too. Maybe we were just lucky with our first two dogs?
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:00 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Some can & some cant depends on the puppy & owner.....how many Hours do you consider
ALL nite?
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: East Windsor, NJ
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Yea, it depends on when you go to bed and wake up, as well as the puppy..all dogs are different. We got our dog at almost 4 months so he was a little older but we don't go to bed until around 11 and he gets walked then and then again when we get up at 6. We've had him for a little over a month now and on weekends we sleep longer, the first weekend we still set the alarm for 6 to get him out..now he's fine until around 10-11 am although he gets a later walk at night on weekends...good luck!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:04 AM
 
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I would never make a puppy hold their pee all night long. An 8 week old should be taken out every 2 hours. The rule of thumb is they can hold it for as many hours as they are months old. Part of getting a puppy is losing lots of sleep, especially during the first months.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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I slept on the floor with my dog from the time we got him at 8 weeks to almost 12 weeks before I was confident that he could start sleeping in the crate. At first he was up about every three or four hours. When he started waking up wanting to play rather than go outside to air he was ready.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:42 AM
 
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We got our maltese puppy at 10 weeks and she woke up for the first three night to go. On the 4th night she woke up and scratched at the crate I ignored her and she slept until 6am and then I took her out. By the fifth night she was sleeping from 8:30pm until 6:30am straight with 8pm being th elast time she went. As time went on she was starting to sleep later. Now at 6 months old I let her out between 7:30p-8pm and she goes to sleep around 9-9:30pm and sleeps until 8-8:30am. No drinking after 8pm either.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
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I always go by the months old to hours held as so they not get bladder/urinary tract infection from trying to hold it. Cutting water out before bed helps and take out before crating. Maybe go a bit longer at night when cut water supply off but still until older I would let out until see they do not need to go all the time.. Be just like traveling and drink coffee or whatever and have a driver like me that hates every wayside to stop and make ya hold it. It gets hard on a human and we have bigger bladders so why make pup try it.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: California
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The ans. is no! Can a infant hold it's pee all night? NO, and neither can a young puppy.
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Unread 06-30-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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The ans. is no! Can a infant hold it's pee all night? NO, and neither can a young puppy.
Oh come on, R. We all know MY infant will be potty trained by the 2nd month! I'm pretty sure I'm in for a rude awakening and that's when your inbox will be overloaded!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 10:49 AM
 
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.....how many Hours do you consider
ALL nite?
Seven hours.
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