What a fantastic picture of your little guy!!
Ricky has been getting up from 5:15 to 6:15 for the past couple of weeks. I consider it a late morning if he's up at 7 ! He's crated and will bark to be let out. We've tried ignoring the barking, but it just gets worse and then I get very annoyed!
Sammy won't ever bark, even though he is also crated, and if left on his own, wouldn't need to be let out until 8 or even later! Ricky is an early riser though. I close the blinds in the kitchen and keep his crate covered exc. for the front of it, but it doesn't help much.
I don't know what to suggest! Sorry!
I tried something new last night. I left the dogs out of their crates, in the gated kitchen/dining rooms, to see if Ricky might not bark so early this morning. Maybe he just wants out of his crate, but not necessarily outside or in need of our company!?
I heard our teen boys get up around 6:15, drifted back to sleep and never heard Ricky bark. I got up with our daughter and hubby around 7:30. There was no pee in the kitchen, no paper towels in the garbage so I knew they hadn't made a mess anywhere. I'll have to ask my boys once they're back from school how Ricky was when they got into the kitchen. If it means he won't be so barky so early, then we'll just keep it up. *crossing fingers*