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August 9, 2007

I have a 9 year old Yorkie, who is totally devoted to me. Since a puppy she has slept on the floor next to my bed. For the past year or so she keeps waking me up at 3 AM to have a pee. At 7 AM, she yips until I get up. Has anyone any tips to help me get her out of this habit?

Stella from Berkshire, England


August 9, 20070 found this helpful

At 9 years old, she is like me and other old folks--
can't hold it as long as we once could.
No kidding, taking her out later before she goes
to bed might help. My MinPin, has to get up
at 4 every morning, then he sleeps til breakfast
is on the table. Can't miss a meal. IMA3

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By Sherri (Guest Post)
August 10, 20070 found this helpful

Hi Stella,

Please take your little fur baby to the Veterinarian, he might have a urinary problem.

Good luck.

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August 10, 20070 found this helpful

You little Yorkie is a senior now and will have to use the bathroom more than before. She may not be able to hold it very long, and later on may become incontinate too. But as with everyone that has this problem we have to remember it's not their fault. It's good she will let you know. You could try putting someunder pads, human ones, on the floor and show it to her and try to get her to pee pee on them. I use this with my 2 Chihuahuas, that will at least let her use the pads to pee pee on durning the night. And also she maybe having a problem staying asleep. My older Chuhuahua always gets me up at horrible hrs durning the night and wants to stay up and sleep in the living room.


Some times I will just let him sleep on the sofa, other times I get up with him and he, and my little female will all sunggle up together in my recliner. I sleep with mine and can't sleep without them now. lol They are all pack animals and consider you to be a member of the pack. A older dog requires alot more attention then a younger dog. They sometimes become senile and want comfort. If you are really concerned about this I suggest your go to you Vet and talk to them about it and see what they may suggest. Maybe she just wants to be with you and is lonely. They require alot of love at this age. and after a life time of loving you and protecting you and being your companion, they deserve it and more! Hope this has helped you.

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August 10, 20070 found this helpful

I agree with Ima3! Just what I was going to post. You might also concider taking her water up at a certain point each evening so she isn't filling her bladder so late.


Us older gals have to adapt to the passage of time. I have 2 older dogs & fortunately when I make my middle of the night sojourn they make theirs also.

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