U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Dogs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-30-2010, 07:42 AM
 
4,775 posts, read 7,612,343 times
Reputation: 3090
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:00 AM
Status: "Lady-Bug got Spayed today! Now she is a sh-it LOL" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: West Virginia
8,099 posts, read 16,376,714 times
Reputation: 4232
Some can & some cant depends on the puppy & owner.....how many Hours do you consider
ALL nite?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: East Windsor, NJ
417 posts, read 463,879 times
Reputation: 370
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego
5,050 posts, read 8,086,684 times
Reputation: 4596
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
8,310 posts, read 20,872,227 times
Reputation: 6641
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:42 AM
 
371 posts, read 1,003,109 times
Reputation: 175
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Ladysmith,Wisconsin
1,587 posts, read 4,232,086 times
Reputation: 682
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: California
9,721 posts, read 23,502,350 times
Reputation: 21426
The ans. is no! Can a infant hold it's pee all night? NO, and neither can a young puppy.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: San Diego
5,050 posts, read 8,086,684 times
Reputation: 4596
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShelbyGirl1 View Post
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!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-30-2010, 10:49 AM
 
4,775 posts, read 7,612,343 times
Reputation: 3090
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katie1 View Post
.....how many Hours do you consider
ALL nite?
Seven hours.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Dogs

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top