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We've let Gage stay out of his crate for a couple of nights to see how he does, but the only problem is that after he's gotten enough sleep for awhile (usu. around 2-4 AM)he'll go from room to room and wake everyone up, looking for someone to play with. He's basically like "hey! what are you still doing in bed? Get up and do something with me!" Which is not the message you want to get so early in the morning. You can send him away, but the damage is done, because it takes awhile to get back to sleep. Did anyone else have this problem and get through it? How'd you get your dog to let you sleep?
 

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I make sure the Girls are exhausted when it is bedime (or maybe I just have unusually lazy puppies :biglaugh: ). I know this is not an option for everyone but the greatest thing I did was get 2 so they play/fight until they are ready to drop.

From day one we crate both the girls and I can't recall one single night they woke us up. However lately they have started sleeping with us and I think they have gotten up maybe 3X in 3 weeks and that was just to go pee (on the bathroom floor--which I guess in a way is good :hi: cause they know the right room to pee in). Last night I took them to bed, then we got up at 7am, they went outside and then we came back in and layed down on the couch until 11:30. I had to pick up both girls (about 35lbs of Beagle /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif ) and carry them out. Again I probably just have real lazy pups.

Do I would suggest you make sure Gage is exhausted before bedtime.
 

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/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif Yes....I had the same problem; Maggie's first two commands she learned:
'leave it' and 'lay down'.....

because she has slept with me from the beginning, I only allowed her out of bed to potty; no lights, no talking to her, not allowed to play...it was straight back to bed and the 'lay down' command (with cuddling of course).
Now that she is over two years old, if I want to sleep in a bit, I simply give the laydown command and I get another hour or two of sleep.
 

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:biglaugh: Hope this helps.

Lora&Tippi

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Thanks. I'll see if we can get him more tired out. He goes out to run around at night, but our problem is that he naps on and off throughout the day, and gets a second wind when we're settling down. Perhaps stopping him from napping after 6 pm or so will do the trick.
 

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Quote:Originally posted by K & G:
Thanks. I'll see if we can get him more tired out. He goes out to run around at night, but our problem is that he naps on and off throughout the day, and gets a second wind when we're settling down. Perhaps stopping him from napping after 6 pm or so will do the trick.
LOL If you can make that no nap thing work, please let me know! My Girls are more cranky than teenagers when they are sleepy.
 
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