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Hi everyone.... We have now had Minnie just over 2 weeks and she really is divine. However every morning she is waking early ....barking very loud as she wants to wee. We let her out, and do not make any fuss. However when we put her back in her crate she continues to bark!! I would say I should just leave her, but she continues and it results in her waking my daughter :-(
Any tips or advise would really appreciate it .
 

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What time is early? And what time do you leave her at night. When Lolly was that small my husband would take her out for a last wee at around midnight (I'd be well tucked up asleep by then but luckily he's a night owl) and I'd hear her calling us at around 5.30 am. I never even tried to put her back in her crate as I didn't rate my chances so used to snuggle on the sofa with her and try to doze. Slowly her bladder grew and she could go longer at night. Now she seems to have an enormous bladder and can go for hours without doing a wee. I'll send her out in the morning and she sniffs the cold air and gives me a look as if to say 'are you mad!!!' lol

So I'm trying to reassure you that it does get easier, she will go longer through the night. But I think the most you can expect at her age is 6 hours maybe.
 

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She goes out about 11pm, sleeps really well no accidents then wakes around 5.20am which I know is really good. I just wish that after she has been outside that I could put her back for a little while :-( her crate is already covered.
 

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How old is she??

Take her out at 5:20, do not make eye contact, and do not play. Just get her outside, and then right back into her crate without a word and as little contact as possible. then back the the crate, cover, and off you go back to bed....it will take some time...but she will understand that she is supposed to be quiet and relax.
 

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Good advice from Amanda .. I understand you not wanting the whole household up so early.. you have to do what suits you, there is no wrong or right with this, as long as puppy does not thing they are calling the shots ... these early morning starts do get easier and less frequent .. promise .. puppies have small bladders, but soon enough will be able to hold it for longer :)
 

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We had exactly the same issue when Hope first came home, but continued to let her out when she woke at 5:30am but then straight back in the crate and ignored the cries (if she woke our younger two they jumped into bed with us until she had resettled so she didnt think we went down because she was crying/howling)... Hope is now 13 weeks and has been sleeping totally through from 10:30pm until we go down around 6:30am for quite a few weeks now, so keep thinking positive as it does get better :) xx
 

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Hattie was in a crate in my room and out for a comfort break if I got up so we both got good quality sleep. Once I was sure she would not have an accident she now sleeps on my bed. She can go from 9pm to 7am but last night she woke me twice to be ,let out a very rare occourance!
 

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At ten weeks Saffi sleeps from around 10.30am to 6.45am. I think! When we come down she is awake but she doesn't bark. I didn't realise how lucky we are but then we have been socialising her like mad - she's probably exhausted!
 
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