Have recently got a new lab pup (pictures to follow), had her a week now and she’s almost 10 weeks old.
Shes generally very good, learning fast, settled (had 3 nights no noise now). The problem is I’m still having trouble with dumping in the crate at night.
Feed her at 5-5.30PM, have a run around at about 6.30 and usually a dump, after that a bit of sleeping and indoor play, regular trips outside including the last one at 10.30ish PM. Settle to sleep for 15 mins then in the crate. I then come down at 2.45AM to let her out then 6.30AM for morning routine. I’ve come down twice now to a dump in the crate at 2.45AM, both times she hasn’t dumped at the last visit out, but had one 8.30PM or so.
Does this seem like a reasonable routine to achieve a clean night? Should I just stick to it and let her learn or modify it depending on evening antics, such as go down at 1AM if no dump at last visit out? Am I missing anything? She’s very good at going to bed and sleeping, but obviously just feels the urge at night! Also, has never wee’d at night in the crate.
A poo-ey problem!
Thanks in advance,