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How can i stop my year old puppy wanting to go out during the night ?

he is a pomapoo and is fully toilet trained he does pee when i take him out during the night, but im not sure if hes peeing because he needs to or if he wants out to play but just pees because that's what he normally does outside, he has me up every two hours, im shattered.

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If your puppy has never had any blood work done previously, it would probably be a good idea to just check and make sure there are no abnormalities. Also a urinalysis should probably be done as well to rule out a urinary tract infection. I know he/she is young, but it would definitely be a good idea rule out a health issue before tackling it as a behavioral issue.

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Perhaps you train him to go potty indoors and then he won't be as eager to go outside. You can buy an indoor dog potty and work on training him over the next few weeks. It won't be easy since he has already gotten used to outside, but it is worth a try.

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Leave the lid up. He probably can't lift it up when he tries to go. You did say he is toilet trained so as long as you leave the lid up, he should be fine.

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Try to put him in a crate at night. You may have to start out slow. Getting up every few hours then work up to a full night. Dogs generally won't go in their crate unless its way to big.

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That's kinda mean
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No it's not mean all puppies should be crate trained when they are young. It gives them a safe place and helps them feel more comfortable in their new surroundings.
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Don't stick him in a crate. Just take his bowl of water away maybe an hour before you go to bed so he doesn't drink anymore, and take him out before you go to bed.

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There is nothing wrong with crate training, when done properly they enjoy their "bed", my dogs tell me when they want in their bed.
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Alright sounds good
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She's right. Every body, dogs, cats, people, woodland creatures have a home/bed to sleep in. If you don't make a place for them to bed down, they will find a place you may not want them to be. I made a crate/bed/home for my dog so she' d feel safe at night. The first evening I brought her in to put her to bed, two of my cats had usurped it and I had to go get another crate for them the next day. It's not a punishment... It's home. You feel more comfortable knowing where you are going to spend the night don't you?
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yeah I know what you mean.
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My dog used to do this. I did as jmsu22 said, and took her water away about 4 hrs before bed, took her out before bed, and took her immediately out upon awakening. You did not say if he was having accidents if you do not take him out, so I assume you are just taking him when he acts like he has or wants to go out. My dog tried this for awhile, but upon seeing I was not going to take her every 2 hrs broke her. She has never had an accident and I have had her for almost 2 years. I would not put him in a crate, however....but thats just me.

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Its not good for dogs to go hours without water, yes I know what im talking about being a Vet tech.
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Crate training isn't done in Australia. I dont think. I do confined free roaming on uncarpeted areas to start with & lots of newspaper & disinfectant & potty trips outside every hour or two. Then Progress to carpeted areas, beds & couches. If they have accidents we don't scold them, we just go back a step to uncarpeted areas for a couple of days & then advance to carpeted areas again & lots of potty trips outside. We leave paper down still in the early stages do the pup can go to that by choice. It's hard work but does pay off. Night trips outside are as needed.
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Puppys have small bladders and do need to pee more often. When a dog is a puppy you have to take it out much more often. When my dog was a puppy i would take her out right before bed around eleven then put her in her crate over night then the very first thing i did in the morning was take her out around 5:30. Yhats only six hours. If you sleep late you need to set yourcalarm to get up at least once to care for your puppy. Dogs and babies require a lot of responsibility. A baby dog doubly so. This is one of those things. You get up early to take the dog out. Thats just part of being a kind and responsible dog owner.

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I happily take my dog out if she wakes me up in the night. Dogs only need to go during night if their bladder wakes them up. It's no big deal & I have done it every night for the last 2.5 years. Sometimes it's twice. We wouldnt want to hold on all night so why should they. She has newspaper in laundry but won't wee inside so I do the right thing cos she does the right thing.

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