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Waking up too early

Hi All,

Does anyone have advice on how to get their pups to sleep in? Since we have had Paddington he has consistently woken up at 5am (now 6am since daylight saving started for summer). Crate training didnt work for us - he sleeps at the bottom of our bed. Every morning he will start jumping on me. If I get up and feed him breakfast he will happily go back to sleep afterwards but I am hoping to get a bit of a sleep in. Given he wants breakfast I have tried making his dinner time later (7.45pm, previously 7pm) in the hope that he wouldnt be so hungry early in the morning and therfore sleep in. This hasnt had any affect on his waking time

Any tips would be appreciated.

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It sounds like he has YOU good and thoroughly trained. You have to be firm on these issues, just like with kids. You are letting him run the show.
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It sounds like he has YOU good and thoroughly trained. You have to be firm on these issues, just like with kids. You are letting him run the show.
^This! lol

My lil girly Loves sleeping in... especially if she is allowed to sleep with me on my days off... one weekend morning we both slept until 10:45 am!!
If she insists on jumping all over me too early- strait to her expen with ugo-dog and no breakfast until regular feeding time. While I head back to bed.
It didn't take long for her to realize she would rather wait patiently in the bed all snuggly and warm with me than wait it out in the expen alone.

You should see her face when I have to get up early for work! Oh man...
"what mama?!?!?" *head tilt - roll over into the blanket while she shows the belly cuteness*
"Are you kidding me getting up this early!?!?! Five more minutes pleeeeeeaassssse Mama"

Then I pick her up and sweet talk her, take her out to potty on the leash and then tell her what a good girl she is - give her a treat of dehydrated bannana & give the command to "crate up" . She goes happily into the ex-pen to wait patiently for me while I shower/get ready and waits for breakfast time.
Good Girl!

Admittedly- she was first trained to sleep on her own in crate/expen in the dining room from day one coming home(and we still do this on occasion, especially if she didn't poop on the last outing at night)... so she really values sleeping on the bed...it is a privilege not to spoiled by being an early riser!
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I feel your pain, and am looking for a solution to this as well. Oreo has always slept in a crate, and slept until 8 a.m. the first few nights we had him home. The crate was in our bedroom at first, but he started waking up every time one of us got up to go to the bathroom, or even if we rolled over. We moved him across the hall to the laundry room, and put a white noise machine in there, and have it very dark. He still seems to hear us if we get up, but not as often as he did while in our room. It doesn't seem to matter what time he goes to bed, I have put him down as early as 9:30, and as late as 11:30, and he still wakes up at his usual time... 5:00 before the time change, and now 6:00. We quietly take him out to potty, and then put him in his play pen in the kitchen while we sleep for another hour or so. Even when I don't go back to bed, I don't feed him until at least 7:30, so he isn't rewarded for waking up early. Another challenge we are having is that he has started barking and wanting out of his crate after about 5 minutes. He still goes in it willingly, but decides he is not happy after a few minutes. We ignore him because we know he has adequately pottied, and he eventually settles down, but it is annoying trying to go to sleep listening to a barking dog. I just don't understand why he has started doing this after months of staying quiet until morning. He is 5 1/2 months old now. Oh the joys or puppyhood!
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I feel your pain, and am looking for a solution to this as well. Oreo has always slept in a crate, and slept until 8 a.m. the first few nights we had him home. The crate was in our bedroom at first, but he started waking up every time one of us got up to go to the bathroom, or even if we rolled over. We moved him across the hall to the laundry room, and put a white noise machine in there, and have it very dark. He still seems to hear us if we get up, but not as often as he did while in our room. It doesn't seem to matter what time he goes to bed, I have put him down as early as 9:30, and as late as 11:30, and he still wakes up at his usual time... 5:00 before the time change, and now 6:00. We quietly take him out to potty, and then put him in his play pen in the kitchen while we sleep for another hour or so. Even when I don't go back to bed, I don't feed him until at least 7:30, so he isn't rewarded for waking up early. Another challenge we are having is that he has started barking and wanting out of his crate after about 5 minutes. He still goes in it willingly, but decides he is not happy after a few minutes. We ignore him because we know he has adequately pottied, and he eventually settles down, but it is annoying trying to go to sleep listening to a barking dog. I just don't understand why he has started doing this after months of staying quiet until morning. He is 5 1/2 months old now. Oh the joys or puppyhood!
We could have brothers. I started out with Loki in our bedroom but none of us slept. I moved him to his crate/ex pen in the family room. He goes to bed willingly but wakes around 5. When the time fell back he got up around 4 the first few days but he is back to 5. He has a pee pad so he could do his business and go back to sleep but appears he will only pee or poo on it not both! I let him out to do his business without talking to him and leave him in the family room behind the baby gate while I try to go back to bed. He is housebroken so it isn't a problem. I have tried letting him bark but he can go for over an hour. He also barks in his crate unless he is going to sleep or has a yummy chew to occupy him. He isn't always happy behind the baby gate if I am elsewhere in the house. He will bark if he can hear me moving around. For both the crate and the gate I have tried not letting him out unless quiet, hiding and clicking, etc. but he caught on...he just gets quiet when he hears me coming down the stairs. The little bugger. I really want him to stop barking when I am in the house.
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Oh Barbara, It does sound like a brother from another mother! Oreo is not happy at all if I am not in the room with him. Since I do a lot of my work from home, and my laptop is on the island, I am in the kitchen with him most of the time when I am at home. When I am showering, or otherwise occupied in another part of the house, he barks, especially if I get a phone call and he can hear me talking. He actually barks if I am talking on the phone in the kitchen with him...jealous little booger! Reminds me of when my daughter was a toddler! You are making me feel lucky that Oreo will sleep til 6:00!
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We got our pup at the age of 10 weeks and he slept in the crate next to out bed. I was up when ever he needed to go out. Then, when he turned 5 months I was exhausted and not a happy mom. One night I put his crate downstairs and went back to bed. You know, he slept until 6:30, and later until 7. I thing, perhaps, he was hearing us during the night; stirred, then I would get up for him. We all have waking and sleeping during the night. So he is still downstairs, I am well rested, and all is good. We want so much for him to sleep with us (eventually), but I tried once and all he did was dig at the pillow and goof around. They need their sleep and so do we. So for now this is what we are doing. There is no hard and fast rule. It is your home and he will fit into your routine once he reaches the right age.
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We got our pup at the age of 10 weeks and he slept in the crate next to out bed. I was up when ever he needed to go out. Then, when he turned 5 months I was exhausted and not a happy mom. One night I put his crate downstairs and went back to bed. You know, he slept until 6:30, and later until 7. I thing, perhaps, he was hearing us during the night; stirred, then I would get up for him. We all have waking and sleeping during the night. So he is still downstairs, I am well rested, and all is good. We want so much for him to sleep with us (eventually), but I tried once and all he did was dig at the pillow and goof around. They need their sleep and so do we. So for now this is what we are doing. There is no hard and fast rule. It is your home and he will fit into your routine once he reaches the right age.
You lasted a lot longer than I did with the puppy in your room. We did the same thing with Loki but I only lasted with him in our room for 2 weeks. He has been happily sleeping in his crate in the family room but he gets up around 5. Today was 5:30 so maybe he is starting to sleep later. We can only hope!

I also tried to let him sleep in the bed with us the night after he was neutered. He did the same thing with digging in the bed. i didn't want him to hurt his stitches so back to the crate he went. Of course, I caught him chasing his tail in the crate so there was no keeping him down.
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