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I think my husband and I may have created a monster. We have a 12 week old goldendoodle puppy. He has always barked or whined at night because he needs to go out. We were away this past weekend at my parents vacation home and they also have a goldendoodle. Our dog slept in his crate and theirs slept in the family room with him. Since we've been home his barking at night goes on and on and on. My husband has been bringing him into bed with us in the morning when he gets up but now it also seems like he is barking just to get into our bed. We live in a condo so I'm concerned about those around us hearing otherwise I would just let him bark it out for as long as he needs to. Has this happened to anyone else and how did you break it?
 

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I also have a 13wk old lab/aussi mix and he barks and whines at night in his crate. To go to the bathroom. . . to get out of the cage. . . either way he wants out. My other dog did this for a while too. But after a while she stopped. Once they are older they for one can hold there bathroom issues much better. I also think that once they grow up a bit they get "thicker skin" if you know what I mean. They cry because they are uncomfortable, scared, and probly miss you! I think that may wear off after some maturity. I give it a few minutes at night and if he doesnt stop a squirt him with water and give a firm no. That ussualy stops him. However at 6 am every morning my pup is awake and wants out!! Crying screaming whinning. . .ugh. But most of the time he has to go to the bathroom real bad. I havent figured that out yet. Im hoping he grows out of it.
 

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also to make another point. . . .taking him/her to your bed to stop the whinning is probly not a good idea unless you ALWAYS want him sleeping in your bed. Im addicted to that show "its me or the dog" and the general rule of thumb is: its either ON or OFF. Either the dog is on the bed or off the bed. . . all the time! :) its tough I know.
 

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Goldens are a people's dog. They need to be with the family and do not like being left out. I find that my daughter's GR, Kirby barks because he is bored or did not have enough exercise. He can be impossible during the night particularly when he's had little or no exercise. Usually my daughter brings him over to play with Mimi as they wrestle and chase each other non-stop. It works every time. He sleeps like a baby and is not demanding.
 
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