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CleverQuacks Sun 10-Jun-18 20:58:45

My pup is 9 weeks old. We have had her a week and ever since she came home she has had her own routine where at around 8pm she takes herself off to bed and settles for the night. I do get her up at around 10pm to take her for a wee before I go to bed which she does straight away and then goes back to sleep.

The problem is that then at 6am she is wide awake and ready to play. I have tried taking her for a wee at 6 and then putting her to bed again but she won’t have it. She is ready to play.

Should I try to keep her awake later? Or just accept that she is a baby and so I have to follow her routine for a bit?

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BiteyShark Sun 10-Jun-18 21:03:09

I don't think you will get far trying to keep her up later. The risk is all that will happen is that she ends up overtired and bitey and zoomie.

It isn't unusual for puppies to wake early.

Tinkerbell89 Sun 10-Jun-18 21:05:28

That may have been her original routine. Maybe let her carry on and she may adapt to your routine after a while. She is very young and learning so may take time. She is still a baby. She'll learn

Wolfiefan Sun 10-Jun-18 21:06:16

At 9 weeks old you're doing well to get 10-6!
I would carry on as you are for now. Make sure you have blackout curtains or blinds though.

Whatdoiladymcbeth Sun 10-Jun-18 21:06:30

She’s a puppy, they do this. She sounds like she’s totally fine and healthy, unless she has other symptoms, just relax and eventually she’ll learn to lounge about in the morning.

CleverQuacks Sun 10-Jun-18 21:12:32

Thanks everyone. I am very lucky that she sleeps all night without a wee! I had been setting my alarm to get up with her but then one night my alarm didn’t go off and she was dry so I have not been setting my alarm and she is still dry in the mornings. I will just have to get used to the early mornings for now!

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adaline Sun 10-Jun-18 21:29:43

That's what they do! I learnt from ours that if he gets over-tired he goes nuts - he bites, barks and gets the zoomies. Far better for us to be led by him - if he wants to sleep, we leave him be!

Puppies are meant to sleep around 18 hours a day anyway - they have lots of growing to do wink

ali0210 Sun 10-Jun-18 21:33:13

My dog (2 years old) has been taking himself to bed around 2100 for as long as I've had him. At the beginning he used to need out at some stage during the night for a tinkle but for the last year and a half he sleeps right through until my alarm goes off at 0645. When I'm not at work and there's no alarm, he usually doesn't wake until 0800ish.

MRSJWRTWR Mon 11-Jun-18 12:02:03

My boy (18 mths) is fast asleep by about 8.30pm. We go upstairs about 9.30 anyway and I used to wake him and drag him out but to be honest we get up about 6am during the working week and he doesn't move until I get back from the school run after 8am, so I don't bother now. I leave the door open into the garden while we're all getting ready and he just lies there snoozing!

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