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Good Morning! New to Beagle World and I've already enjoyed reading some of the threads.

We adopted a beagle pup in August and he is now about 4 months old. Most adorable guy ever and so snuggly. Doing fairly well with housetraining - though we still have some work ahead of us.

He had a few nights last week where he was crated from about 10:30 pm - 5 am. Now again this week he's been needing a potty break @ 2:30 am and another at 5:30-6. And it's starting to get cold in the NEast - LOL. At approximately what age will he able to last a little longer each night?

Thanks in advance
 

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It took Java until he was about 7-8 months before he was able to sleep through the night. He's now completely used to waking up when I typically wake up--in fact, I don't need an alarm clock because he'll usually climb halfway on my bed and let out a little whine just to make sure I'm not late for work


I thought it was never going to happen, but as many wonderful members on BW have reassured other posters in the past, your little beagle will get there eventually! Just be sure to be persistent about the potty training (reward and praise when he does what is right). As for FULLY pottytraining him....well, at 1 year old, Java is still a work in progress too! I'm hoping for the light to go on as many experienced folks here have alluded to.

Hang in there!
 

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Thanks for the note...I think he spolied us last week with his sleep schedule, but I know he'll get into a rhythm soon enough.

I did a bit of a boot camp for housetraining over the weekend and I think it was pretty succesful. I do give him tons of praise when he goes outside - especially when he sits by the door to let us know when it's time. I realize i need to be more consistent (as sometimes I get wrapped up in cooking dinner or anything else)and that is my goal over the next couple of weeks! luckily I have lots of patience
 

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I read somewhere that a puppy can hold it an hour for every month old they are. So at 16 weeks he should be able to hold it for 4 hours. Has anyone else heard this and is it accurate?
 

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I heard it as 1 hour for each month of age plus 1. So 5 hours for a 4 month old beagle. Also the same for number of hours he can be crated at a time.
Winston is also 4 months and is CAPABLE of going 7-9 hours at night, but usually lasts about 6 at the most. When he does wake, he has no interest in going out anyway. (I make him go out)
He won't pee in his crate when in there at night but will pee in it if only in for a couple hours during the day, when he's only in for 3-4 at the most.
Go figger.
 

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That changes between pups. Chloe started sleeping through the night about a week after I got her (13 weeks old). She wasn't crated (stupid me) and could walk out of her bed, so she used to take short walks to the kitchen for water and pee, so she didn't bother me too much at first.
 

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Maggie was sleeping though the night occasionally at 10 weeks and all the time by 12 weeks. She gets me up once in a while now. Every 2 or 3 months she wakes up and really needs to go out. One of the things I did when she was a baby, is to keep all the lights off in the house. I think I turned on only the hall light. I didn't do a lot of talking or interacting either. I put her on her leash, took her out, and right back into bed. I didn't want her to think it was playtime at 2am.
 

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Scout has only slept in her crate through the night maybe a total of 4 weeks out of the year we have had her. Its been rough getting her to sleep through the night. We tried everything, crate in the bedroom, ignoring her crying, long walks before bedtime, nothing consistently worked. So we broke down and now she sleeps in the bed with us. She hasn't gotten up in the middle of the night once. She must be very pack oriented. Probably because we got her so (too) young.
 
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