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    Question Night time potty breaks?

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    I got DH a puppy for Christmas and I the little guy to death already but have a couple questions about nighttime routines since I have never trained a puppy by myself before. He is 8 weeks tomorrow- we are already crate training him and during the day when we let him roam mostly free he is already pretty good about going out the pet door to potty on his own, not perfect but pretty darn good.

    How often should we be taking him out at night for potty time?

    At what age should we just make him sleep through the night?

    At least his every two hour schedule is preparing us for the arrival of sea-monkey in about a few weeks ! TIA!
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    I think you need to post a pic of him so I can see him
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenabugg View Post
    I think you need to post a pic of him so I can see him
    I promise to as soon as I upload some!!
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    My dog is about 4 weeks older and she goes out once a night. How long does she stay in her crate during the day?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amberly View Post
    My dog is about 4 weeks older and she goes out once a night. How long does she stay in her crate during the day?
    Depends. If we are home than he is out and right now DH is working half days so the longest he has been in there alone was 5 hours and he did fine, peed 3 times as soon as he got out but was good otherwise . Our neighbors get home tomorrow though & she has promised to come let him out once or twice a day when DH's full days start again until he is consistent enough to leave him out all day with the other dog.
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    I never did middle of the night potty breaks. I would just take away the water around 7 or 8, and then take the puppy out before I went to bed (usually around 10 or so).
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    What breed is he? What is your routine for feeding/water in the afternoon/evening hours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss B Hav'n View Post
    What breed is he? What is your routine for feeding/water in the afternoon/evening hours?
    He is a Siberian Husky and water is free at all times (we have 3 other animals in the house) but he gets dinner around 6.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MullerKris View Post
    I never did middle of the night potty breaks. I would just take away the water around 7 or 8, and then take the puppy out before I went to bed (usually around 10 or so).

    I did the samething and since I'm a night owl I'd take our puppy out right before I went to bed and quickly hussle him out first thing in the morning.

    This is a GREAT site!!! I got my dog roughly the same time this thread started. Good solid info in it!!

    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/bruno/puppyraising.htm

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