You just got a puppy, now what? Puppy training is likely near the top of your to-do list, and with that training comes a checklist of items you’d like puppy to learn. Often topping the checklist is learning how to get a puppy to sleep through the night.
Here we’ll check out some tips and tricks to help you and your puppy sleep better at night.
You’ll need a crate with divider, crate padding and blanket, as well as a few puppy chew toys.
If possible, have a toy, towel or small blanket that smells like their mother, siblings or previous home handy. Familiar scents an help your puppy sleep. Check with your vet for the appropriate amount of exercise based on their age and breed. The right amount of exercise can help puppy sleep through the night. Learning how to make a puppy sleep means letting go of bad habits, like late-night playtime. Instead, add more snuggles to the mix, for comfort and reassurance.
At night, pups enjoy soft blankets to curl up with in their crate. Choose bedding that’ll keep them comfy and cozy. Don’t forget to give them something to chew on during your puppy training. Try a biscuit or an edible chew. Anything that isn’t a choking hazard.
When you’re learning how to get a puppy to sleep through the night, it’s very helpful to place their crate next to your bed so they aren’t alone. It also makes it for you to hear them if they wake up and have to potty. Hold time for puppies is roughly their age in months translated to hours. So, a four-month-old puppy can typically hold for four hours.
As your puppy training progresses and they become housebroken and feel more at home, you can try a location that’s a little further away.