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Thread: I think my dog has it out for us!!

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    Grrr...I haven't had a good nights sleep in weeks!!! My dog seems to think it's ok to bark to be let out at 3am, every morning! This morning it was even earlier, 2:15am! I can not take any more. We let him out right before we go to bed, between 10and 11pm, and now he's got us trained to come running when he barks at night to be let out. I really can't take it anymore. I had to vent...I just want a full nights sleep...

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    Sounds like it's also time to limit water intake in the evening and see if that works. We put in doggie doors so they can let themselves out. It has disadvantages and advantages tho.

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    My dog does that too.
    He isn't a water drinker either.
    I think he is hunting for something running in the back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Sounds like it's also time to limit water intake in the evening and see if that works. We put in doggie doors so they can let themselves out. It has disadvantages and advantages tho.
    We are very careful to limit his water intake, nothing at all after 6pm...and even then he gets 3 cups of water to his 2 cups of food. He's let out 3 times between 6pm and the time we go to bed, so he has ample opportunities to get it out of his system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pojo
    My dog does that too.
    He isn't a water drinker either.
    I think he is hunting for something running in the back yard.
    He's on a chain and doesn't do anything outdoors except bathroom duty, he's an "indoor" dog, gets all his exercise and playtime indoors...

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    My bulldog did that for a while. Turned out she had a mild bladder infection. Might be worth checking out? I feel your fatigue!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Sounds like it's also time to limit water intake in the evening and see if that works. We put in doggie doors so they can let themselves out. It has disadvantages and advantages tho.
    Oh my word....... No telling what my dogs would drag in. It's bad enough when it is wet outside and I have to wipe eight feet before they come in. The builder of this house obviously didn't have dogs. The outside door leads directly into the open family room and breakfast room. At least he did have sense enough to put tile in front of the door and not carpet.

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    Do you have any place you can kennel him? I mean a small space or a travel cage? try that. My dog is not allowed to roam free at night. A dog usually won't need to go if they are in a small space. Also cover all but the front of the cage with an old blanket just leave the front uncovered so they can see out.
    thats how the pros train their dogs. good luck

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    Do you have any place you can kennel him? I mean a small space or a travel cage? try that. My dog is not allowed to roam free at night. A dog usually won't need to go if they are in a small space. Also cover all but the front of the cage with an old blanket just leave the front uncovered so they can see out.
    thats how the pros train their dogs. good luck sorry doubled clicked

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    Quote Originally Posted by clair
    Do you have any place you can kennel him? I mean a small space or a travel cage? try that. My dog is not allowed to roam free at night. A dog usually won't need to go if they are in a small space. Also cover all but the front of the cage with an old blanket just leave the front uncovered so they can see out.
    thats how the pros train their dogs. good luck
    He's confined to the kitchen at night and he's too big for our crate (can't afford another one), but we have a back porch thats small and I'm tempted to leave him there for tonight and see what happens

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    get some sleep tonight

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    good luck with training your dog

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    My Jack Rusell has decided to do that too! I finally put him in ds room to sleep. He won't wake him up, but he will yap and claw at my bed at 3 am! So, when he starts doing that, I send him to ds room! I let all 3 of mine out at least 4 times before bed, but, my Buddy doesn't want me to sleep!

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    Is he an older dog? I know as I have gotten older, I have to get up at night when I didn't used to! My bet is the dog is like me -- would prefer to sleep through the night but can't.

    I also think a trip to the vet is in order in case it is a bladder infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    Sounds like it's also time to limit water intake in the evening and see if that works. We put in doggie doors so they can let themselves out. It has disadvantages and advantages tho.
    Oh my word....... No telling what my dogs would drag in. It's bad enough when it is wet outside and I have to wipe eight feet before they come in. The builder of this house obviously didn't have dogs. The outside door leads directly into the open family room and breakfast room. At least he did have sense enough to put tile in front of the door and not carpet.
    That wouldn't work, would it? Maybe that infection thing is worth checking into. Cats walk all over me all night but after all these years, I sleep through it all. We do get a lot of critters and presents brought in to us with 2 dogs and 5 cats. They get their feet cleaned for the most part before they come in and we have a wind lock so heat/air conditioner doesn't leave the house. Sorry I wish I could help:(

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    I know how you feel....When we had our 1st Old English Sheepdog, (OES) he was just 8 wks old. We had him gated in the kitchen. Every nite at 3:00 AM he would bark. The little bundle of fur was in the corner sitting up. He had "pooped on his papers" and didn't want to smell it.
    So darn funny.....

    Know we have Bailey (OES) He got crated and loved it. Well, 14 mo came and he would start scratching on the bottom of the crate, at 2:00 am, pushed his quilt out of the way....We finally told him he could sleep upstairs. No more problems. LOL

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    I have 1 (big old dog) in the house. He does this thing where I try to get him to go out just before I go to bed, so by the time I wash, brush teeth etc, and turn out the light - he gets up from his (couch!) and wants to go out. I watched him one nite to see just what he did, he wandered around and finally had a poop! I asked the vet about it next time we went and the vet said dogs pee thru the day but only poop once. My dog had this nite cycle. I took him for a lonnnnng walk a few diff times and if he poops on a walk he doesnt bother me at bedtime. Im retired (and old!) so getting up doestnt bother me cus he doesnt bark to go out and I usu hear him moving around cus Im awake anyway! I have to get up too, lol share t

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn
    We put in doggie doors so they can let themselves out. It has disadvantages and advantages tho.
    My aunt had a doggie door for her German shepherd. Every morning she would get up and find a huge mess in the kitchen from where the dog was getting into the trash bin. The poor dog was getting in trouble nearly every morning! Well, one night they heard a noise in the kitchen. She and her husband got up, ready to scold the dog because they had had enough of the nonsense and wanted to catch him in the act! They went into the kitchen and turned on the light only to find a big raccoon scurrying out the doggie door!!!! :lol: :lol: They felt so terrible that they had been blaming the dog for something a raccoon had been doing all along! :cry: Well, you can bet that doggie was given the royal treatment for quite a while after that to make up for all the times he had been blamed for the mess. :thumbup:

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    Maybe try some earplugs for awhile, and once he realizes you're not going to get up & let him out, he might start sleeping through the night. I had to resort to that, and it was hard to "give up control" of actually hearing what went on in the neighbourhood at night :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Is he an older dog? I know as I have gotten older, I have to get up at night when I didn't used to! My bet is the dog is like me -- would prefer to sleep through the night but can't.

    I also think a trip to the vet is in order in case it is a bladder infection.
    No, he's a year and a half old. He has no trouble peeing so I don't think it's a bladder infection...he really just likes being a smart a$$...

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    He must have know about this post I made about him because last night he barked once, not very loud, and then stopped. No pee this morning when I came downstairs, so I think if he barks tonight I'll just ignore him. The only reason I didn't ignore him before was because sometimes he gets consistent and loud with his barks and I didn't want him waking my kids...Even though I didn't get up with him last night I'm still tired from the anticipation of his barking and the thought of getting up....

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    this might have just become a game or habit,if not a medical issue,

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    I have the same problem with my two. We take them out about 11:30 every night but it's rare that one of them doesn't want to go out between 2:00 and 3:00. They can go all day and not want to go out but it seems nighttime is another story.

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    Maybe another 'critter' is creeping around outside about that time and he senses it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    Grrr...I haven't had a good nights sleep in weeks!!! My dog seems to think it's ok to bark to be let out at 3am, every morning! This morning it was even earlier, 2:15am! I can not take any more. We let him out right before we go to bed, between 10and 11pm, and now he's got us trained to come running when he barks at night to be let out. I really can't take it anymore. I had to vent...I just want a full nights sleep...
    I know your feelings. My dog did the same thing...2:30 to 3 am for many mornings. I boarded him at the vets for 7 days while I wnt to visit my son. Since Petey is home he has been sleeping until I get up around 6:30 or 7 am.
    Maybe the time away cured him I hope so.

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