My puppy wakes at 5 am every moving and barks up a storm until he is let out of the crate.
I tried ignoring him, but he will go on for more than 45 minutes (that's when I break down and let him out).
I take him outside to potty, and he does pee, but it doesn't seem like it was urgent.
What do I do to make him wake later and also not bark like crazy to get out? He's a 12 week old Labrador by the way.
Throw something at the crate. Yell at him. If he doesn't shut up, open crate door, force him into a corner and stand over him and dominate him. If he still won't shut up, bite his ear as hard as you need to.
How often are you taking him out? Puppies usually have to go out once or twice in the middle of the night. I believe the general rule is that they can hold it about one hour for every month old they are. In your case, this would be about 3 hours. Every puppy is different, and this may depend upon the breed (small dog vs large dog). Your puppy is about they age where they can control themselves better, but they still don't have an iron bladder. If you're going to bed at, say around 10 pm, it would make sense that around four or five in the morning, he's wanting to go out. Dogs don't like messing in their crates.
If you believe that the issues isn't in him being able to hold it, and that it's strictly behavioral, then there are a few different things you can try. Where is the crate located in the house? Can it be moved to a further room, where you can't hear him? What kind of crate is it - wire, or solid plastic? If it's wire, perhaps try placing a blanket over top of the crate to make it feel more enclosed, and safer? This sometimes comforts puppies. Do you have any old tshirts you can wear and then place in the crate with him? Your scent can be comforting as well. Making him feel more at ease within the crate may help him calm down and not want to get out ASAP as he acclimates to being crate trained.
When we got our poodle pup, he would scream pretty bad in his crate, even with gentle guidance and plenty of positive reinforcement. What worked for us was buying a heartbeat toy. They make them for babies, but they work for puppies as well. Basically, they're little stuffed animals with a small device that will play heartbeat sounds. It's comforting to the pup, makes them feel like they're curled up with mom and the litter again.
all this, especially the beginning.
my dog started sleeping through the night at about four months. when I first got him, I specifically set an alarm to get up 3-4 hours after his last pee.
this is what you have to deal with when you've got a puppy. he'll start sleeping all the way through the night soon, but honestly he's doing quite well if he's going to bed at a normal time and lasting until 5am
Our 12 week old husky puppy gets one around 10 pm and she'll sleep 8-10 hours no problem
Carry her from her crate to her potty place outside and she will pee everytime and is getting better about pooping inside.
It's a puppy you moron, he's barking because he physically can't hold it in any longer. Would you like to be locked in a cage with duct tape over your mouth and no means of communicating when you need to pee or eat?
>I tried ignoring him, but he will go on for more than 45 minutes (that's when I break down and let him out).
And that's where you went wrong. You essentially just taught him that if he barks for 45 minutes, you WILL let him out. And now it will be even harder because he will test the threshold if you wait longer.
But you NEED to out-wait him. You need to not break down and give in. Only let him out when he's quiet, or he will keep doing it. Simple as that.
pretty much. I never used anything like that on my husky/staffie, and the only time he barks aside from playing is if he hears/sees something strange on our property, but he will also stop and settle if I tell him "it's okay"
honestly dogs that do that shit are usually just puppies or bored adult dogs who don't get enough attention or exercise so they bark brvshse they're bored as fuck. if you take proper care of your dog otherwise, it's hardly ever an issue