Our little dog, Penny, had some behavioral issues last month. She was waking up every night between 2am-3am. The first night was understandable as she may have needed to go outside, but the other nights, not so much. Penny was just waking up to play.
After a few nights of John waking up in the middle of the night to take her out, I decided to call the vet. The vet advised us to ignore Penny when she gets up. They told us not to even acknowledge that she was up and moving around. So we didn’t say anything to her or look at her. That was pretty hard to do. but we did it and no longer gets up in the middle of the night.
Also, new in Penny news, she has graduated from her crate. Penny is starting to show signs of being a big girl and technically she’s not a puppy anymore. We wanted to give her more freedom. We started the process by blocking off a hallway then after a few weeks, we closed all of the doors in the house and left her out to roam while we were gone. We haven’t had any problems and she seems to be happy. Mainly she just lays in her bed waits for us to come home.