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My dog wakes us up at 2am to go out to potty

We make sure she goes out before we go to bed. I take her out again at midnight. But she still barks and crys to be let at at 2am. Is there anything I can do to retrain her?


Asked by WalknWithGod at 5:20 AM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Pets

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  • start crate training her, she will eventually learn that this is her home at night and she can not potty whilie in it. It also helps to withhold water the last two hours of your evening together. Eventually she will learn to sleep through the night and she will be ok as long as you let her out right away in the morning to go potty.

    Answer by horsegal2760 at 10:54 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Try and keep food and water from her after around 6pm. Let her eat earlier, around 4 that way she wont have to go late at night. Works for us. GL

    Answer by AtHomeMommy-3 at 5:23 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Well, when my dog does that I smack his kennel and tell him to shut up and go back to sleep the hitting of the cage seems to work for me. I would limit the intact of foods cut off like you would a child.

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 6:11 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • restrict food and or water

    Answer by meandmyboys2000 at 10:44 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Doggie door?

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 7:53 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • i agree with athomemommy

    Answer by mistik75 at 8:29 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I agree with stopping water and food intake after a certain time. How old is she?

    Answer by Carolannie at 10:47 AM on Dec. 22, 2010