To stop a dog from whining at night, the owner should determine if the cause is due to a medical problem, a behavioural issue, hunger, discomfort or anxiety. Dogs may make different sounds, such as howls, yelps and barks, depending on what is wrong with them.
Dogs whine for different reasons, including fear, pain and submission. One of the first steps to stop a dog from whining at night is to take it to the veterinarian to rule out any medical causes for the whining. The owner should ensure the dog has plenty of food and water each night and walk the dog prior to bedtime. The dog may be whining if the door to the owner's bedroom is closed at night, so allowing the dog to sleep in the same room can eliminate whining in such cases.