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Sleeping Pattern

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Hi all,

Looking for some advice my 1 year old beagle is having issues with his sleeping pattern and frankly it’s driving me insane.

He’s always had his moments with sleeping but has usually always been good. He now has a habit of waking between 1-3am and crying to be let out. I let him out (in case it’s the toilet calling) but he never needs the toilet. He will literally stand outside in the garden and stare at me. I usually have to bribe him with treats to come inside which I know is reenforcing the behaviour but if I don’t he often starts barking or howling which is not ideal in the early hours of the morning. I bring him inside and he cries at the door to be let out for 1-2 hours !!!!

For context he sleeps in my bed and also he usually falls asleep around 10pm absolutely fine.

Any advice on how to stop this or even slightly help would be appreciated!
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I used to walk (well, it was more of a run), Ally from 9-10 pm every day, even in the dark in winter. Following on what Cassie said, I also fed her twice a day, same total amount once after mirning potty and once about 6 pm. She got a treat at what was my lunchtime. And it’s true it could be night critters that she hears. I also crated Ally at night. She didn’t sleep with us ( learned not to do that from my previous dog who woke me several times at night because she seemed to only sleep a few hours, wake up, find a better spot and that was waking me). So with my beagle, we crate trained her for sleeping and she would put herself to bed. The crate was in a different room and I shut the crate door as she also stirred a lot at night, but it didn’t wake me. Occasionally she’d make a fuss, and I started going in to tell her no. You can guess what happened, she’d fuss just to get attention. After 5 seemingly long nights ignoring her fussing, she never did it again. Maybe I was just lucky!
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