How to Get Your Puppy to Sleep Through the Night
So, you’ve decided to make the leap and get one of the most loving, cutest animals possible… A brand new puppy!
But, like any new baby in the home, getting them to fall asleep is more of a mission than you expected.
Whether your puppy is howling through the night, unable to get comfortable, or continuously wets the bed, we’ve narrowed down 3 crucial reasons why your dog isn’t sleeping and how you can get them to sleep through the night.
Let’s jump right in!
The Ultimate Puppy Bedtime Routine
Playing with your puppy may seem like a given, but draining their energy right before bed is one of the best ways to get them to fall asleep quicker.
One pro tip is to get out their favorite toy and make sure they run around the living room for 30 minutes about 1 hour before bed. This gives you enough time to move onto the next phase of “sleepy-time routine”: The Calming Phase.
Once they’re exhausted and drink some water, get ready for snuggle time! It’s important to make sure their sleeping area – Whether it’s a kennel or your own bed – is the same each night.
To make them feel extra safe and secure, give them a few “sleeping toys” or a security blanket that keeps them warm and cozy.
Like humans, dogs are creatures of habit. Making sure you follow a semi-structured routine will make your life 10x easier!
It’s Potty Time…
The #1 issue that most new pup parents run into is the “Potty issue”...
Waking up to the smell of pee that’s soaked into the carpet or pillows. But, don’t worry! There’s a few simple ways you can prevent potty accidents going forward.
30 minutes before bed – right after you get done with their pre-bed play session – take your dog outside and let them roam around for 10 minutes.
A lot of puppies don’t exactly “know” when they have to go to the bathroom. A big mistake new puppy owners make is that they take their dog outside for only 1-2 minutes and prematurely pull them back inside… Let them adventure to find the perfect pee spot!
Another pro tip is to make sure you are taking them outside ANYTIME you hear them whine in the middle of the night.
Yes, this will be tiring. But 1 week of getting up multiple times a night beats 3 months of your puppy peeing throughout the house because they still aren’t house trained… Right?
All in all, making sure your pup’s bladder is empty before bedtime and all throughout the night is the best way to prevent long-term bed wetters!
The Biggest Culprit Of Puppy All-Nighters: The Bed
Your puppy needs a comfy, cushiony place to sleep. Giving your puppy their very own bed to sleep in is like giving them a “safety-zone” – A place they are able to be 100% relaxed.
But the big question is what type of dog bed is best for sleepless puppies?
Well, lucky for you, we’ve made the ultimate dog bed that combines the best aspects of every single type of bed on the market!
Our Reversible Dog Bed is a 2-cushion, circular dog bed that has a reversible cover. One side provides a comfy & cozy faux fur that reduces anxiety. The other side acts as a puncture-proof, water resistant cover that helps cool down your puppy throughout the night.
The cushions themselves are special for 2 reasons:
The Reversible Bed uses human grade cotton – the same kind used in your favorite mattress.
The outer ring cushion acts as a head pillow, giving your dog long-term support on their head, neck, and spine.
But, at the end of the day, the most important thing is to make sure your puppy is comfortable, supported, and feels secure in their sleeping area.
Every puppy is different, but there are always a few key reasons why they aren’t sleeping through the night.
Making sure their energy levels are exhausted and giving them a “pre-bed” calming routine will help ensure that they sleep for hours on end. Pottying them 30 minutes before bed and taking them outside throughout the night will help prevent long-term bed wetting.
And the #1 way you can help your puppy sleep through the night is by giving them the best bed possible…
So, in the spirit of helping pup parents get some R&R, we’re offering $70 off The Reversible Dog bed.
Tap below to see how our bed will transform your puppies sleep routine and keep them snoozing all night long!