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Can your Hav tell time?

I bet he/she can. I know my Molly knows that at 4:50 p.m. that I get home from work. My wife says that at that time give or take 5 minutes she will ask to go out on the deck so that she can see me pull in the driveway. They sure can pick up on our routines. Their sense of cyclical time is incredible. Linear time not so. Let's hear your stories . Maybe that's why they call them "watch"dogs, it's as if they have watches LOL>

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Scooby for sure knows that 6:30 is get up time. No matter how much I convince him otherwise. Not 6:29 or 6:31 dead on 6:30 grrrrrrrr Its not even that he needs to go pee its just ok let me out of my cage time.

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Yes Oliver wakes up every morning at 6:00. Workdays Days off

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No doubt about it. They know where Earth is in it's rotation, and where they are on it even if traveling in a car.
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Great topic, Dave. I have only had Maggie 2 months. Before Maggie, I stayed up til 2 or 3 am and got up around 10am. No longer. Since Maggie, I wake up at 6:30 am. And I am retired and am really a night owl. But I go to bed before midnight now.

I think from the start of having Maggie, I was atuned to sounds from her crate, a few feet away. So, my internal clock is now in sync with Maggie's.

But she looks intently at me around 9am for food and 6pm for food. She wants to go out at 6:45pm and looks longingly at her crate at 7pm. I just picked those times and now they are definitely her times.
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Great topic, Dave. I have only had Maggie 2 months. Before Maggie, I stayed up til 2 or 3 am and got up around 10am. No longer. Since Maggie, I wake up at 6:30 am. And I am retired and am really a night owl. But I go to bed before midnight now.

I think from the start of having Maggie, I was atuned to sounds from her crate, a few feet away. So, my internal clock is now in sync with Maggie's.

But she looks intently at me around 9am for food and 6pm for food. She wants to go out at 6:45pm and looks longingly at her crate at 7pm. I just picked those times and now they are definitely her times.
Yeah ,that's a good way to take meds. A good reminder. lol

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I normally get home from work around 5:15pm. Both Cody & Tess are in the picture window waiting. If I get home any time before 4:45pm neither dog is anywhere to be seen. And I swear Cody wakes me up almost every day about 10-15 minutes before the alarm goes off - no matter what time it's set.

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Rosie gets us up at 6:30 am every morning--gently, but we have to get up. The neat this is that if my husband sets the alarm to get up at 4 or 5 or what ever time to travel out of town, she wakes him up before it goes off. This has happened to often to be a coincidence. We don't use the alarm any other time. Scary HUH. Also at work, she has learned when I turn my computor off, it is time to go home. Pretty good for a 7 and half month old.
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I normally get home from work around 5:15pm. Both Cody & Tess are in the picture window waiting. If I get home any time before 4:45pm neither dog is anywhere to be seen. And I swear Cody wakes me up almost every day about 10-15 minutes before the alarm goes off - no matter what time it's set.
Hey Jill now you don't have to set the alarm.

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I have an extremely flexible schedule so the pups don't "expect" me at any time at all. They do know to expect my husband between the hours of 7:30-10pm but not an exact time. We don't keep to regular schedules so the pups don't either. They've learned very well to just go with what we're doing that day, though of course they expect dinner and breakfast around the same time each day (give or take 1-2 hours). I actually really like that they're flexible because, as you can tell, we're flexible people!


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