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All doggies are sleeping in the bed with us. Pip, who is older, is fine with sleeping in to a normal hour (at least 7:30 or 8 :p) ... Gracie and Daisy, on the other hand, wake up EARLY (5ish). I take them outside to potty and then try to get them to go back to sleep. Unfortunately, they just want to play. If I get one to cooperate, the other creeps up and starts the tooth fencing play. They start quiet (because I think they Know they are supposed to be sleeping) and then it, of course, escalates. They will be 8 months on the 28th. Should I try switching them from sleeping with us on the bed to in the bedroom in individual crates? Will this help? If so, how do I get them to be happy about this since they all love piling in the bed at night? This gettin up with the roosters is making me grey lol:blink:
 

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Mine are used to getting up at 4 or 4:30 because that's what time I get up during the week. On the weekends, if they wake up before I'm ready to, I take them potty and then leave them in the kitchen (where they stay when I'm at work) and I go back to bed! This morning they were up at 4:45 and I went back to bed until 6:15.
 

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I have same problem. I get up at 6:00 through the week, but it's my 13-year-old cocker that won't let me sleep in. Mason would just snuggle up.
 

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All doggies are sleeping in the bed with us. Pip, who is older, is fine with sleeping in to a normal hour (at least 7:30 or 8 :p) ... Gracie and Daisy, on the other hand, wake up EARLY (5ish). I take them outside to potty and then try to get them to go back to sleep. Unfortunately, they just want to play. If I get one to cooperate, the other creeps up and starts the tooth fencing play. They start quiet (because I think they Know they are supposed to be sleeping) and then it, of course, escalates. They will be 8 months on the 28th. Should I try switching them from sleeping with us on the bed to in the bedroom in individual crates? Will this help? If so, how do I get them to be happy about this since they all love piling in the bed at night? This gettin up with the roosters is making me grey lol:blink:
LOL, Rocky is doing this too! 4:30 or 5 am he is up full of energy and wanting to PLAY!!! I take a sleeping pill at night and don't hear Rocky at that hour...my poor sweet husband does. He has to get up by 6am and doesn't want to get up earlier but Rocky leaves him no choice. I find if I take him to the park and let him RUN, he sleeps better at night. It takes a few days of doing this for it to work. He is 8 months and will be 9 months on the 28th. Maybe it's the age? I'm hoping he will sleep longer as he gets older. He's lucky my husband adores him so much...and he is not the one that wanted a puppy, LOL! Rocky stole his heart, but now he loses his sleep!:HistericalSmiley:
 

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Louis and I have this problem from time to time. For the past few months I've been getting into the habit of saying "sleep" or "sleepy time" each night before we go to bed and I think hes kinda learning that it means he has to lay down and be quiet. It also helps if I hold him cause hes a big snuggler and will be still if hes in my arms. Goodluck!
 

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One thing I find I really need to function right is my beauty sleep! ;)
I have the pups on a bit of a schedule.
Midnight is bedtime. They get their snack (which is now tooth brushing!)
I say "Night night, in our pen."
They both sleep together in an Xpen in the kitchen, as it is the most central part of the house. The lights are dimmed.
I putz around the house a bit, go on the computer in the next room, and can go into the kitchen for snacks. I usually head to bed past one.
They will be quiet until I get up.
DH can leave the house in the morning but they know it is still sleepytime, until I wake up.
The first week of having the pups here, Paris had some silly idea that 8am was morning. She didn't understand any English at this time, so I would give a very slight discontented growl type of noise and go back to sleep.
Now, she can understand "Night night" so I do not "growl" at her!
I hope that doesn't sound weird or mean, but I was trying to speak in her language.
Now she knows lots of English.

They don't wake me if they have to pee, as they have a Ugodog.
And they always have water available.
I like that they have control over those things.

Naturally, they will bark if something alarming happens.

I really need my sleep. And I was still recovering from surgery when I adopted them, so sleep was neccessary. Plus, I am cranky if I don't sleep. ;)
 

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*sigh* sounds like a bit of the puppy phase to live through...

I have tried leaving them in the kitchen after the 5am potty so they can play, but they make a fuss and don't stop even if we ignore it. We've tried ignoring it so many times, but it can go on for HOURS. I think one eggs the other on. If I had my druthers and wasn't plopped into this 2 puppies at one time situation, I know from this experience I would wait til the first was trained better before getting another puppy. Sigh. Good thing they are so sweet :p (I get cranky too, Jilly...) So it sounds like no one thinks trying to get them to sleep in crates at this point would work?
 

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I don't sleep in very much but when i do i just say Sugar lay back down not time to get up and she does. I don't have any problem with her on sleep or get up she just does what i do. lol
 

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My Zoe has always been a great sleeper! She would sleep til noon if I did. lol Jett gets hungry and wants his breakfast but has learned that by him pestering me before 7:00 gets him nowhere. lol Now with Callie, and teaching her to hold her bladder, we are getting up between 5:30 and 6:00, and going outside. I go ahead and feed them breakfast, and with a full tummy, it's not hard to talk them into going back to bed and sleeping until the alarm goes off.

I really think that each dog adapts to their owners schedule and lifestyle. If the owner/household they are in is a higher energy household, the pups will be higher energy and up early with them, etc. If the owner/household sleeps in later and is more quiet, they pups tend to follow suit. At least that's been my experience with mine. This morning after breakfast we all went back to bed until around 8:00. Callie being a puppy wanted to play and thankfully Jett was happy to oblige. They played quietly at the foot of the bed while Zoe and I still snuggled. Now I'm up and where are they? Callie and Jett are fast asleep in one of the beds here by the computer and Zoe's still sleeping in my bed. :HistericalSmiley:

I bet in the next few months you'll see your two 8 month old pups and hopefully I'll see my 9 month old pup sleeping in later.:prayer:
 

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Maybe it's just the puppy phase as you suggested.

Bisou only gets up when I do and she actually prefers to sleep late (which is pretty rare-although we usually wake up around 7 or 7:30am). She'll grunt and moan if she gets woken up too early.
 

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I think it's a puppy phase too. When Yeager was younger he'd sleep most through the evening and whine at 3 am, wanting to play. He also consistently got up(and woke me up) at 6 to 7ish then went back to sleep at 8 for a few weeks.

I'm so glad those times are over!! Now he goes on the pad at night if he has to and sleep in until whenever I wake up. PHEW! It also helped that I never gave in to playing with him, the most I did was get up and give him some food/change pad then went back to bed and ignore him, not for training purposes, just lazy lol!!
 

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I can definitely imagine that being frustrating! Leila has always slept in really late. She'll sleep a solid 12 hours with me if I need it--I NEED my sleep so I'm glad it worked out that way. I just assumed it was a Maltese thing (wanting to be with mommy ALL the time..including while she's asleep). Fingers crossed for you it's just a puppy thing. :)
 

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One thing I find I really need to function right is my beauty sleep! ;)
I have the pups on a bit of a schedule.
Midnight is bedtime. They get their snack (which is now tooth brushing!)
I say "Night night, in our pen."
They both sleep together in an Xpen in the kitchen, as it is the most central part of the house. The lights are dimmed.
I putz around the house a bit, go on the computer in the next room, and can go into the kitchen for snacks. I usually head to bed past one.
They will be quiet until I get up.
DH can leave the house in the morning but they know it is still sleepytime, until I wake up.
The first week of having the pups here, Paris had some silly idea that 8am was morning. She didn't understand any English at this time, so I would give a very slight discontented growl type of noise and go back to sleep.
Now, she can understand "Night night" so I do not "growl" at her!
I hope that doesn't sound weird or mean, but I was trying to speak in her language.
Now she knows lots of English.

They don't wake me if they have to pee, as they have a Ugodog.
And they always have water available.
I like that they have control over those things.

Naturally, they will bark if something alarming happens.

I really need my sleep. And I was still recovering from surgery when I adopted them, so sleep was neccessary. Plus, I am cranky if I don't sleep. ;)
That is so funny!:HistericalSmiley:
He's driving us crazy, wanting to get up at 4:30 am and play! I hear him every morning and put the covers over my head. My husband gets up (and I think by the way this is all his fault) and lets him out and then goes in the shower. After that, he's out there playing with him! Unfortunately, Rocky gets up earlier and earlier. He used to sleep in till 6:30 or 7am. But now my dh complains that he's getting up too early...well if he would have just taken him out and bring him in and not play with him. you know Rocky can go for HOURS without peeing...so I don't know why after going to bed at 11:30pm he needs to get up that early...other than to play! He did better when he was a little pup...it's getting worse, not better. Ok, well excuse me while I go practice my growls.:HistericalSmiley:
 

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Jack wakes up every morning at 6:15 - not 6:30, which is when I get up! He will not let me sleep an extra second! He will lick me, chew my hair, anything to get me awake. :smpullhair: What does he do to hubby??? Nothing! :angry: So I give in and wake up and feed them. Otherwise, I won't get any more sleep. On the weekends, they'll come straight back to bed after they eat and sleep until I'm ready to wake up. Jill is my sleeping beauty - she will sleep and sleep and sleep... :wub:
 

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Maybe it's just the puppy phase as you suggested.

Bisou only gets up when I do and she actually prefers to sleep late (which is pretty rare-although we usually wake up around 7 or 7:30am). She'll grunt and moan if she gets woken up too early.
So cute!! I can just imagine her moaning!!! Hahaha

Bijou likes to sleep in late too...
 

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I really think that each dog adapts to their owners schedule and lifestyle. If the owner/household they are in is a higher energy household, the pups will be higher energy and up early with them, etc. If the owner/household sleeps in later and is more quiet, they pups tend to follow suit. At least that's been my experience with mine.
Is this why my dogs like to go shopping and to the beach, but not to exercise? :HistericalSmiley:
 

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this is just too funny!! dolce wakes up after i get up at 5:15 but if i dont get up he wakes me up !!!
 

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I must have hit the jackpot. Alex has always let us sleep even as a pup. He has the run of the house, available water and pee pee pads. He does not need me to get up to take him out. My husband gets up before me. Alex stays in bed with me as long as I am in bed. He won't get up and takes up my husband's place.
 

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Yes, Dianne, practice your growls! Rocky will look at you like your nuts!
But he might get the picture!
Either that or he will think you are play growling and that will rile him up even more!

If you can do a "cranky because I am not sleeping" growl, it might just do the trick!

It really worked for me, but maybe I have some Terrier in my family tree!
 
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