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I Need Hints On Turning Off Canine Alarm Clocks

By: NCSU Dad
7/18/2020 7:16 AM

Every morning one of our two dogs, they seem to alternate days, wakes us up between 5:57 and 6:00. They both sleep peacefully and through the night in a huge crate. Bedtime for them is usually between 10:30 pm and midnight. At their appointed time one of them will start picking on the crate wire like playing a banjo to wake us up. I'm not kidding. Dog Dog

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By: Bill
7/18/2020 7:30 AM

If you find the cure let me know.

Mine is the same time. They don't understand the concept of a weekend.

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By: KDHBreeze
7/18/2020 7:54 AM

What do you do when they do that?

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By: chief5130
7/18/2020 8:15 AM

What do you do when they do that?

KDHBreeze


That is the question. Most dogs are better at training their human than the other way around.

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By: NCSU Dad
7/18/2020 8:50 AM

What do you do when they do that?

KDHBreeze

We lay silently in bed until the second dog joins in for a duet. Since my wife still works I get up with them so she can sleep longer.

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By: CoolBreezeKDH
7/18/2020 9:11 AM

Sorry...but that banjo thing made me spit out the morning joe. Brittanys? Are they doing it lately, or all year? Sun's up pretty early, Birds get going around 5. Mine doesn't like the sound of the irrigation system coming on. In the spring, I just got up with her because I my workday had more structure then and DH could sleep. But now, we are all trying to sleep in a bit. It's hard, but we let her bark it out and it usually winds itself out if we don't respond to her. That's barking, though. I can see why you might be worried about destruction of the kennel or the pup's claws/pads.

We drape Ellie's kennel so she can't see out. Always have since she was a pup. Are they kenneled in your room?

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By: 2boysmom
7/18/2020 1:33 PM

If you find out, sell the info!

Our 2 dogs were used to getting up at 4:30 with my husband on days that he works and sleeping until at least 7:00 when he doesn't; if he was at work all night, they wouldn't get me up until closer to 8:00. Now we have a third dog that isn't really ours, she belongs to my husband's 94 year old grandmother, but she has been here since February this time, this is her third "stay" with us in the last year and she isn't going back. We'll call her a foster to adopt dog. Anyway, she is 2 years old and her routine at grandma's was to be up by 5:30 every morning. She has not adapted to our dogs' routine and she is the only one still in a crate at night at home. She puts herself to be every evening around 8:30 or so, she just goes in her crate and goes to sleep with the door open. She goes outside around 10:30 or so, whenever our dogs go out for the last time of the night and she goes right back to her crate on her own. She starts her little cries around 6:00 and then she just keeps getting louder, but she doesn't bark, we call it her talking. She does it when she needs to go out too. After about 15 minutes of that, our dogs come running upstairs barking as if to tell us that she is crying, like we need the help.

We won't even talk about time change. They don't get that either.

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By: Mstaszew
7/18/2020 5:06 PM

Every morning one of our two dogs, they seem to alternate days, wakes us up between 5:57 and 6:00. They both sleep peacefully and through the night in a huge crate. Bedtime for them is usually between 10:30 pm and midnight. At their appointed time one of them will start picking on the crate wire like playing a banjo to wake us up. I'm not kidding. Dog Dog

NCSU Dad


Our dog sleeps with us in bed and he’s on edge from 6:00 am on. As soon as I wake for a bio break he bounds down to the kitchen for an early breakfast. I give him 1/2 cup and he comes back to bed for an hour or two.

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By: Rick
7/18/2020 6:30 PM

You can set a clock with our dog.. When wife was working she fed him a 530 am , she is still on a lay off and he is still up at 530 expecting to be fed

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By: OceanBlue
7/19/2020 8:27 AM

Every morning one of our two dogs, they seem to alternate days, wakes us up between 5:57 and 6:00.

NCSU Dad


But....that's the coolest time of day! Those puppers are just trying to help you embrace being an early riser smiley

As the days get shorter (later and later sunrise) do they sleep longer?

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By: bingy2
7/19/2020 9:19 AM

You can set the clock by Gunner. He gets restless around 9:30 and we try to keep him awake until 10. His bio alarm sounds between 6:30-7 am.
We have not been able to do away with his kennel at night, his preference. Gunny is far more regimented than his retired humans

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By: Anchee
7/19/2020 1:03 PM

My dog stays in bed as long as I do. I've never been more grateful than after reading this thread. smiley

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By: CoolBreezeKDH
7/19/2020 5:06 PM

Not a bad article on behavior mod for dogs. About barking, but I imagine banjo picking works the same way:
Click to follow link...

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