Join Date: Oct 2011
Dogs Name: Toby the Dobe, Russell the Andalucian Terrier, Reina the Pointador. Sasha & Jack at the Bridge
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Dogs Age: 7th Nov 2010 -
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Every day, at precisely 3.30am Toby wakes me up with his woo buff bark that means he needs to go to the toilet.
It doesnt matter how many times I take him out to the toilet before we go to bed, he always wakes up at this time, asks and won't shut up until I oblige him.
Once out he always does a pee and a poop then trots back in 'happy as Larry' and settles down to go back to sleep with little to no problem. Apart from he circles the room once before he gets either into his crate to sleep or settles down on one of my sofas.
Whilst I appreciate he is telling me he needs to go, (don't want any messes in the house) I am a little perturbed he is doing it even though just before we go to bed I make both Terrier and Dobe go out to the toilet, giving them both their commands which they usually follow to make them go. (I have noticed however, Toby only has a pee during this last take out session).
Then at precisely 3.30am (you can set your watch by it) he starts up and I have to let him out so he can go do another pee and a poop. Honestly he doesnt just go outside to bark or have a sniff around so I know he isn't pulling my chain so to speak.
I guess what I am asking is....
Do anyone elses dogs go to the toilet in the middle of the night?
Have any of you guys found a way of retraining their bowel movements to coincide with waking hours etc?
Do you have any tips how I can get back to sleep after our early morning toilet break, because for ages afterwards I lay there and trust me, it is rankling me no end that I am laid there listening to Toby and co snoring whilst I am wide awake.
(Russell sleeps with my son away from Toby so they are not annoying each other or winding each other up, prior to bedtime or during)