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Old 01-06-2013, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Max, our approximately 1.6 year old Basset rescue (he joined our family 7/5/12), recently started waking up between 4am-5:30am every morning (including weekends...whining. He always has to urinate when we let him out upon his waking. He's on a high quality, grain-free diet. I should also add that he pees and poops more than any dog I've ever had and he's been given a clean bill of health from our vet.

Any suggestions? I've thought of taking away the water bowl earlier the night prior but I want to make sure he stays hydrated.

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to bed earlier?

I have the opposite problem - I'm up around 4:45 - 5:00 and I have to drag the hounds out of bed.
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Yep - also maybe something is waking him up - a pesky bird, getting chillier in the night, neighbours - you really never know... that's why ours are in bed with us they sleep through and we have to drag them out in the morning
I would not take away his water - we have a bowl of water in our bedroom as especially our old Lady Lula gets a bit hot during the night and wants a drink. Saves OH and I having to get up. tx
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are you feeding when he wakes up that early?

We had a dog that began to associate getting up in the a.m. with food so began whining earlier and earlier.

probably will go pee pee when you take him out regardless. When is bedtime at night?

I was surprised at what a prolific pooper the basset is.....

You have a very cute dog, and yea! about the rescue...ours are also from basset rescue.

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Benson always goes pee if he or I get up in the night. Maybe its something suggested above.

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Yep - also maybe something is waking him up - a pesky bird, getting chillier in the night, neighbours - you really never know... that's why ours are in bed with us they sleep through and we have to drag them out in the morning
I would not take away his water - we have a bowl of water in our bedroom as especially our old Lady Lula gets a bit hot during the night and wants a drink. Saves OH and I having to get up. tx
Just out of interest how big is your bed? We have a king bed and had to upgrade to a superking duvet as Benson stole so much. I can only imagine 5 in a bed is super snuggly but cramped.
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LOL we have super king sized bed! All five of us sleep nicely - they sleep long ways - Margot at our head - she loves necks, Lula spoons in the middle, and Izzy is an ankle crusher, she always is at the bottom laying across our feet.
The only problem is OH snoring...
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The only problem is OH snoring...
I have that too!
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HA! That's a real pain. When OH snores to loudly Lula kicks him out to a spare bedroom. . She's old and needs her rest
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I have been going back and forth between midnight pee's. Ellie had me up regularly as a young pup, but has matured (and her bladder) so she can hold it all night unless I disturb the dogs (me thirsty or having to go). Jake was rock solid during the night, but as he has gotten older (he's 13 now) seems to be experiencing Male Prostrate issues and will wake me and be very insistent when he needs out. I can't catch a break!

Generally, between the two, they have me up between 6:30-7:00 am....OK during the week, not so much on weekends!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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are you feeding when he wakes up that early?

We had a dog that began to associate getting up in the a.m. with food so began whining earlier and earlier.

probably will go pee pee when you take him out regardless. When is bedtime at night?

I was surprised at what a prolific pooper the basset is.....

You have a very cute dog, and yea! about the rescue...ours are also from basset rescue.
Thx for your suggestion. We had been feeding him upon waking so we are trying to wait a bit before feeding. Seems to be working well. And thx, he is cute for a "poorley bred, short eared, long legged, basset!!" Yours is real cutie too.

Thx all for your help!
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