sleep

Hello all I have a 2 1/2 month old female Basset. She is one of 3 puppies, the other two puppies are Sharpeis. Betsy has a habit of waking up the whole household at 12 then at 2:30 and as often as possible in between. It's not because Betsy wants to go outside for potty, no Betsy is still in training. I don't want to be disciplining poor old Betsy with rolled up paper and fighting with her every night. I am trying to figure out what the reasoning is for her behavior? The other two puppies sleep through all night. Only madam that is behaving badly. Your thought would be appreciated.

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Nov 18, 2014
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i love bassets
by: Anonymous

I have a basset and normally he wakes us up when he is awake of he sees something in the yard maybe something something comes by every night at around that time

Mar 30, 2010
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Congrats on getting a Basset Hound puppy...
by: Virginia from just-basset-hounds

If you're sure she's not barking because she needs to go out, then it could be that she is just seeking attention.

If she's seeking attention in the middle of the night, then you may want to try to ignore her. Don't get up to comfort her or even shout out. If you keep getting up to comfort her or if she hears your voice, then that reinforces the behavior. She will keep doing it because she knows that when she barks or whines, she gets attention. If you ignore her, the barking will probably get worse before it gets better because she'll try harder to get your attention.

Also, does she bark for attention during the day? If she does, then ignore her until she stops barking. Don't interact with her until she stops. Otherwise she will think that she is being rewarded for barking. When she stops, give her attention by playing with her or taking her for a walk.

Does she have a nice, den like place to sleep. I crate trained my Basset Hound. So at night we would put him in his crate. When we first brought him home, he didn't like being put in the crate at night and being left alone. He would bark and whine. So we put a blanket over the top of the crate. It didn't completely cover the crate. Instead it covered the top and hung part way down the sides of the crates so he could still see out. For some reason, this calmed him down considerably. We never put the blanket on during the day if we put him in the crate. Only at night. For the entire time that we had the crate, we always would put the blanket on top at night. It became part of our routine and he seemed to realize that when the blanket went on, it was time to calm down and go to sleep for the night.

If you find that she is having accidents at night, then she probably needs to be taken out during the night. Puppies can usually hold it for longer periods at night than they can during the day. Give her some time. Eventually, she will be able to make it through the night.

Hope this info is helpful

Mar 26, 2010
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Sleep
by: Angie

hi there. Is it cold where you stay? Does your little basset puppy have a nice warm blanket? In the evenings before "bed time" does she sleep alot? If so, then perhaps take her on an evening walk or if you see her getting sleepy before its "bed time" then maybe play with her a bit so that she doesnt actually sleep until much later. Are you feeding her at night? If they eat at night it makes them sleepy. What does she do when she wakes up? Does she cry and just want to be near you? If you give in to her now, you will have more problems with her when she's older. By no means do I mean punish her but if she doesnt need to potty, then put her back in her bed/crate and leave her there to cry until she realises that you're not going to reward bad behaviour.

Mar 24, 2010
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Been there
by: Brittaney

I have a 5 month old Bassett and she did the samething!!! She is starting to grow out of it but not good enough yet. She likes to be in bed with us and walk all on your face. And seh loves my hair. I feel like I might wake up with a hair cut one day.

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