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5 month puppy sleep regression?

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by AMH32, Aug 17, 2019.


  1. AMH32

    AMH32 PetForums Newbie

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    So I have a 5 and a half month puppy (German shepherd cross husky) she was sleeping through the night in her crate perfectly from 10weeks old. Then about a month ago that all stopped. She now wakes at 2am and barks for an hour then is awake again at 4.30am with whining in between.
    Is this normal? Will I ever sleep again? I've tried diffusers, canine lullabies, she has my jumper in her crate and a Kong toy. She used to have a blanket over it but pulled that in and destroyed it. She's walked 3 times a day and has lots of play on walks too.
    Any advice or reassurance would be great.
     
  2. Boxer123

    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    Does she need the toilet? It is possible something has scared her dogs can hold onto these things. Maybe stay with her for a few nights.

    What time does she go to bed ?

    How much training, brain games does she get exercise alone will not wear out this breed.
     
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  3. AMH32

    AMH32 PetForums Newbie

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    We do two half an hour sessions of training where we either go over old training or learn a new trick. She does agility and puzzle games in this time. We play fetch and tug of war too.
    Toileting doesn't seem to be the issue because if I go down and let her out she just looks at me and then goes to lay back down and sleep on the rug rather than in her crate.
    I put her to bed around 11pm.
     
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    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    Umm maybe something has scared her then can you stay by her crate for a few days to settle her?

    If she is happy on the rug can she stay there ? Sometimes it's just guess work.
     
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    What sort of agility are you doing with a 5 month old?
     
  6. AMH32

    AMH32 PetForums Newbie

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    She does tunnel work, in and out of cones, up and down slopes, spins etc.
     
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    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    Do you have an agility background? I wouldn’t want to overdo spins at this age and I wouldn’t want tight turns through cones.
     
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    AMH32 PetForums Newbie

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    The cones are spaced quite far apart not tight it's less of a weave more just in and out. We've worked with others on it hence no hurdles and jumps etc either.
     
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    Could she be hungry? Maybe a bedtime biscuit might help.
     
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    Could the crate now be too small if she settles outside on the rug?

    Tbh if she settles on the rug I’d make the room safe and leave her out if she’s happier.
     
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    How did you get her used to her crate in the first place?
     
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