Join Date: Feb 2012
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Wake Up time. Who decides? Please help.
Lucky has dinner about six p.m. and goes to sleep between 8 and 9:30 after peeing and pooping and playing quietly for a while. He's eleven weeks old and when he was younger, he would whimper at 2 a.m. and I'd take him to the pee pad where he would void and then go back to sleep until 5:30 to 7 (I was thrilled with 6 a.m. but hoping always for 7). Well NOW he does not wake in the night but sleeps through and when he considers the morning 5:30 a.m., that's not optimal but fine. He gets up and relieves himself and we start the day. BUT NOW, it's getting earlier and earlier and he gets up at 4, ready to void and start the day. I've been hoping he could pee and poop and go back to bed for a while but the a.m. has become his wild child time for rlh and outrageous excitement about the day. I am so not ready to start the day at 4 and tried today just to feed him and suggest we go back to bed for awhile but it was a mistake even to return to the bedroom where he barked and barked (we duly ignore it) and ultimately went back to sleep (after much fussing) in his crate, sleeping for two sweet hours. Ideas? What am I doing wrong?? He sleeps in his crate in our room and loves his crate. I don't want to turn it to a place of captivity. Thanks for any help you can provide.