Hi. My names Tracy and my goegoeus little cockapoo is called Ozzy and is just over 8 weeks old. Your threads on sleep and nighttimes as helped me realise, (i think!) that Ozzy is normal.
We have had him nearly a week now, and he was a surprise present from my partner. He is house trainig well, and he will go to the door for wee's and poo's, although we have to be vigilant for him doing this. I did initially start training him with pads however, as we live in a bungalow, it was easier to take him outside. He is an active and sociable ball of fluff who like playing with toys and chewing my slippers!
However, the one little issue we have been having is that he wakes up between 5.30- 6am every morning and whines and cries, and wont go back to sleep. We have tried letting him out to use the toilet and putting him back in his crate, to no avail. After reading these threads im thinking of moving his crate into the kitchen, which is still near our bedroom, and not letting him nap in the evening. His crate is medium size so he as enough space to sleep etc and do his toiletting in the other side. However, i do think he woke up at 5 this morning as he needed the toilet and would not do it in his crate.
Does anyone have any advice or is what im suggesting the right way to go about things?