Training Your Dog To Go To Bed On Time

Boo-Boo when he was a baby
Boo-Boo when he was a baby

Preparation For BedTime

When we first brought our babies home we found that they wanted to create there own schedule and as well they kept us up all hours of the night. What we did was worked with them and placed them on a schedule. It was hard at first and we were exahusted, however we found that the following does work.

1. Dinner time is betweeen 5:00 and 5:30pm as this schedule works for myself but for many you may have to adjust according to your schedule..

2. Evening playtime is from 6:00-7:00 we play ball, romp and walk .

3. Treat time is at appr 7:30pm and it allows there body to digest there goodies.

4. Bedtime is between 9:00 pm and 10:00pm just like clock work we allocate them there own sleeping area and provide them there beds and toys so that they feel comfy and safe. They sleep from that time until appr. 6:00am until 6:30am without any waking up in the middle of the night. Again you would have to adjust your time according to your schedule.

5. Many allow their pets to sleep with them, if this is a choice that is made place a bed or blanket next to your bed, if you tend to get up in the middle of the night this should not normally interrupt their sleep.   

With repetition , love and diligence everyone will finally get a good night's rest.

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Daisy and Boo-Boo when they were babies, he was a year and she was 8 weeks.
Daisy and Boo-Boo when they were babies, he was a year and she was 8 weeks.

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JHwebsites 8 years ago from UK

Dog training needs loads of patience and the need to be consistant. You can find links on the dog directory at

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AEvans 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Thank you for the information I wish someone could assist my friend with her 3 chocolate labs as they are completely out-of control and she is beyond stress. They have destroyed her furniture and home. The oldest one continually barks and they ahve even pushed her down. I am concerned for her but she seems to think that they will not harm her. My dogs are small and she does not always heed my advice , I understand it is hard but I am concerned for her. Any good dog trainers in Arizona? If so please let me know so that I can send her the information.

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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

That's a good idea to have a schedule. Our dog wakes us up every morning between 6:15 to 6:45 . . . it makes sleeping in quite tough. I think he's getting a bit better though.

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AEvans 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Don Simkovich: Our is up at 5:45 to 6:00 am it is nuts! lololo but they do keep us on our toes! lolololo :D

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AEvans 5 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Missing our Boo-Boo who passed away August 30th, 2010 these pics certainly brought back memories.

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