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Hi I have a one year old Great Pyrenees and I was wondering why do they whine at night
 

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How long do you have? Hungry, alone, disturbed by a sound, cold, too hot, bed lumpy, needing to toilet ...

However, please don't leave him or her to cry.

We now know that leaving our dogs to suffer distress can cause damage to the brain similar to PTSD in humans – this means the dog will be more likely to be more anxious, nervous, fearful in the future. There is nothing positive to come out of leaving a distressed animal to cry it out.

If you had a child who was crying in the night time, you would comfort and reassure them, please do the same for your dog. Can he or she sleep in the same room as you for a while (it doesn't have to be forever) until he or she is settled?
 

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That is a tough question because it could be anything! You may be able to figure it out by changing certain things over time.

If you're sure it's not separation anxiety or some kind of injury, then try these out:
  • Move her bed closer to yours... or farther away from yours :)
  • Take her outside to do her business just before bedtime
  • Spend a few minutes in her sleeping space at night. Is it hotter/colder than normal? Is there a draft? Is it cramped or uncomfortable?
  • Any other ideas you can think of.

And please let us know how it goes!
 
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