My one-year-old dog won't stop crying at early hours of the morning. How do I get her to stop?

I have a one-year-old basset hound that cries very early in the morning. She sleeps in a crate on plenty of blankets and padding with chew bones and toys. It’s usually between 2 am and 5 am that she starts crying. About a month ago we did move into a new house and at the old house she didn’t cry. I’d let her sleep out of the crate, like my two other dogs do, but when I’ve tried that she makes a lot of noise playing and then often just cries to get out of a room or come into someone’s room, I also don’t 100% trust her not to pee on the floor if there’s no one to let her outside. I’ve told my mother not to indulge her when she cries at night, but she’s quite relentless and almost always gets indulged. The only reason it’s my mother usually is due to the fact that I have the furthermost room in the house and don’t hear it, though she’s taken to angrily waking me up demanding I do something about it. What can I do to get her to stop?

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    3 Responses to “My one-year-old dog won't stop crying at early hours of the morning. How do I get her to stop?”

    1. wishnuwelltoo says:

      Can you think of a reason that she crys at that time, like maybe a new neighbor is going to work at that time. I would think she has had time to adjust to your new home. I would put the crate someplace where she could see someone when she is sleeping, that way when she wakes up she won’t think someone abbandoned her. This may sound silly, but is tit possible that there is a ghost in your house. ha ha maybe that is what scares her. Good luck

    2. neh says:

      If she is crated, can she sleep in your room for a few nights. She might be just scared of her new surroundings. It will calm her down if you are nearby. Also an hour of excercise and play before bed time might tire her out enough so that she sleeps through the night.
      Good Luck!

    3. canine teacher says:

      ignor her. when she stops take her out. crying is a no no.

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