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I am so mad about my puppy waking me up so early for peeing. Every day we go out many times, 9,13,17.30,22,01 but yesterday we went out except at 01 in the morning. So at 22 I put her back to her box and I tried to sleep. She woke me up at 6in the morning and I let her pee in the balkony, couldnt really move or walk outside... so after that I sent her back to the box and she kept on whining and I thought she needs to poop... I am going down with her on the street to let her have her needs... but no.. we were just walking around for 20 min :ranting2: I got so f*****g mad...... I cant enjoy sleep at all.... every f*&§$%!§""g day something goes wrong and I cant enjoy deep sleep and the rest of the day I am like a zombie grrrrr now is 6:57 I will try to sleep and she is going to wake me up at 9 for sure , this is when she is "usually" pooing.... and I get mad and don't wanna transfer this feelings to the dog, but I get so mad if something wakes me up for no reason and especially the whining of the dog ITS ANNOYING in the morning.... should I buy earplugs and let the dog swim in her box with pee and poo or get my nerv system damaged over time? or what else can I do with her needs.. she is 4 months old.... my sleep needs are at least 8 hours / day to be ok during the day. thanks for reading....
 

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Welcome to having a puppy....
It's just like having a baby, they can only hold it for so long. You are going to just need to deal with it. I promise that eventually you will be back to having a decent night sleep. the dog might still wake you up earlier than you would like sometimes, but not nearly as much! :D
 

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A four month old puppy can only hold it's urine for 4 hrs if you're lucky. A rough gauge is 1 hr for every month old that they are. And they are just like babies. May I ask what your expectations are for this dog? And letting her pee in her crate is just asking for more trouble. She is not going to be able not pee where she sleeps if you don't let her out. Maybe an older pet would have been better for you. If you are not controlling input (food), you are not going to be able to controll output. Try not feeding her after 5:00 in the afternoon.
 

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A four month old puppy can only hold it's urine for 4 hrs if you're lucky. A rough gauge is 1 hr for every month old that they are. And they are just like babies. May I ask what your expectations are for this dog? And letting her pee in her crate is just asking for more trouble. She is not going to be able not pee where she sleeps if you don't let her out. Maybe an older pet would have been better for you. If you are not controlling input (food), you are not going to be able to controll output. Try not feeding her after 5:00 in the afternoon.
First of all , thank you for your concern.
I guess you are right, I should stop feeding her after 5 or 7:00 in the afternoon, that might help a lot. I don't have high expectations from this puppy. When I got it I didn't know she comes with red pedigree , I just knew dobies are very loyal dogs and they need lot of human contact. Ofc they make good guards and will protect with bravery if needed. I have my puppy less than 1 week and she feels so comfortable with me and loves me I can see it in her eyes , she doesnt go away from me in the house everywhere together. I know puppies are trouble but you know... with my pekignese I never had this problem, since day 1 (and she was 2months old) she went to her diaper and never ever made me worry. my german shepherd was a big deal , I found her on the street and we guess she was 5-6 months old she didnt know what a house was lol so it was more trouble but at least she was living in the balkony as a puppy not next to my room like the dobie...
 

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...should I buy earplugs and let the dog swim in her box with pee and poo or get my nerv system damaged over time?..
Seems like there is already some damage...

Were you wholly unaware, before deciding to take responsibility for this young life, of the needs of a puppy?
 

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I must be lucky because Odin is 12 1/2 weeks and he doesnt wake me up at all to go potty or poo. He did the very first night at that was it, I didn't see the point of waking him up and taking him out if he wasn't up and didn't have to go. Maybe its that fact that about a couple of hours before bed I put up his water dish up, I'm not worried that he gets enough water because he drinks plenty though out the day.
 
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Sammy was ten weeks old when we brought him home. He's been sleeping with me from day one and we never had that problem, he always slept through the night. But if he had to go he would wake me up.

Did you think about these things before you got your puppy?? I sure wouldn't want my pup swimming in pee or poo.
 

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When my dobe was a pup...I set the alarm clock at 3:30am - for the first month or two.

Thank your luck stars, that you dog is tell you...it needs out.

Puppies & beauty sleep, don't mix - but it will get better, with age.
 

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I've never had a puppy wake me up in the middle of the night after the first couple of nights home. Granted, I didn't sleep my usual 9 hours or so, and instead got up after about 7 hours of sleep. But still. I made sure they didn't have water an hour or so before bed, they ate about 4-5 hours before bed, and I let them out and made sure they did both just before bed. If they whined in the middle of the night, I tapped on the tops of their crates and told them to be quiet, and they did. My puppies never woke me up to go outside -- they whined because they were bored or lonely, and I reassured them that all was well and to go back to sleep.

I know all puppies are different, but waking you up that many times in the night would not be acceptable for me. I think you need to change something in her routine (maybe you're feeding or letting her drink too much before bed?), and not take her out every time she makes a fuss. It's hard to say without actually being there. Maybe she really does need out. But we've raised a lot of puppies, and none of them were bad about sleeping through the night.
 

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Puppy is a baby dog, if you have this much trouble handling a baby dog you better not have kids human kids that is.A puppy takes about 3-8 months to completely house break depends on how consistent the human is house breaking the puppy.To make sure you are aware sometimes puppies do get UTI's ( Urinary tract infections) can make them pee more it can have blood in it I'm sure it hurts to pee just like in people. I hope you do not take your feelings out on your puppy Doberman s are very sensitive to their people.If you feel so violent towards you pup maybe you should return her to the breeder and get a older dog that is already house trained. Good Luck to you.
 

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Sammy was ten weeks old when we brought him home. He's been sleeping with me from day one and we never had that problem, he always slept through the night. But if he had to go he would wake me up.

Did you think about these things before you got your puppy?? I sure wouldn't want my pup swimming in pee or poo.
You slept with your puppy on the same bed?

Yes and I get mad when something wakes me up its not about the dog, but the dog doesn't know it so I have to find a good solution for both.
 

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Puppy is a baby dog, if you have this much trouble handling a baby dog you better not have kids human kids that is.A puppy takes about 3-8 months to completely house break depends on how consistent the human is house breaking the puppy.To make sure you are aware sometimes puppies do get UTI's ( Urinary tract infections) can make them pee more it can have blood in it I'm sure it hurts to pee just like in people. I hope you do not take your feelings out on your puppy Doberman s are very sensitive to their people.If you feel so violent towards you pup maybe you should return her to the breeder and get a older dog that is already house trained. Good Luck to you.
Why would I give my puppy back? Just because of that? Wow .... I said I am getting mad about waking up not that I am getting mad about the puppy which is 4 months in life and doesnt know how to act... if it was the puppy alone to control itself I wouldnt ask for assistance in here, it is me who has to control and take care of everything....
 

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Its part of the deal you signed up for, I'm afraid. Standing out in Postman Weather (all sorts), regardless of what YOU want. You wanted to welcome this puppy into your home, you NEED to adjust your life to look after it. A lot of people get cranky if they don't get the right amount of sleep, but I'll tell you something, even with my adult dogs, I'm still woken up every morning at 6am or earlier to let my guys out and they're never ready to go back for a lie in!

Crate training a puppy sometimes means ignoring the whining, but not for long. Set your alarm for every 3-4 hours to take the puppy out. Setting out a routine for your puppy is going to be one of the biggest keys towards raising a happy, healthy dog. They thrive on a routine!
 

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In your post, you said your pup was next to your room. It is possible that she would sleep better, longer and more soundly if her crate was right next to your bed.
 

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I'm not sure I see the problem. Your puppy is used to going out at 1am and holding it until 9, and the night you walk her at 10pm, and skip her late night walk, she holds it until 6. Her usual eight hours. But this surprised and upset you? I'm confused. But it's late. Or early - maybe I read it wrong.
 

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patience is a virtue.... thats all im gonna say..
 

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Gunner is 16 weeks. I got him at 13 weeks and he's never once woken me up at night. BUT, I also play hard with him right before bed and wear him out. I also feed him early in the evening so he has his last poop right before bed. Remember your pup is young, and needs a schedule to help get things under control. I definitely would NOT allow her to just pee in the crate. Likely, that will only make you more mad because then you will have a nasty stinky mess to clean up...not to mention it will only slow down housetraining. Although Gunner is great, I've had pups in the past who literally had to go out every 2 hours. It's exhausting yes, but I've also had two human babies so I was used to it. Hang in there...soon she'll grow up a bit and can hold it more.
 

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Gunner is 16 weeks. I got him at 13 weeks and he's never once woken me up at night. BUT, I also play hard with him right before bed and wear him out. I also feed him early in the evening so he has his last poop right before bed. Remember your pup is young, and needs a schedule to help get things under control. I definitely would NOT allow her to just pee in the crate. Likely, that will only make you more mad because then you will have a nasty stinky mess to clean up...not to mention it will only slow down housetraining. Although Gunner is great, I've had pups in the past who literally had to go out every 2 hours. It's exhausting yes, but I've also had two human babies so I was used to it. Hang in there...soon she'll grow up a bit and can hold it more.
Agree. She did her pee only the her first night in the crate after that either outside of the house or in a balkony if not possible to go downstairs. I don't have any problems going out with my dobie , I actually like it. During the day I can handle anything if I get a proper sleep. Also my breeder told me I have to let my puppy inside the crate all the time cause her bones are soft so lot of excercise and games can cause displasia and because she is young she must sleep a lot, puppies grow up while sleeping. So every walk is 10 - 15 min maximum we can play for 10 min after the walk at home and then back to the crate.
Today I will feed her for last time at 17:00 and then at 23 or 24:00 will be the last walk outside. I need the key to 8hours sleep...
 

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You will get through this. A good play session or doing some obedience training right before bed time should help some. The obedience training will help tire out the mind as much as the body.

Also, a good consistent schedule will help a lot as well. I have to work early some mine are up by 530-6 am and go to bed around 10-11 pm. I feed them around 6 pm and no water after that either when they were puppies.

I will tell you a lot of praise at this age for going potty outside will go a long way in your training, this breed is sensitive and will pick up on your frustrations very easily.

This stage won't last forever, it just may seem like it for a while.
 
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