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Hi

Does anyone have any ideas how I can stop Ted waking us up with his dawn chorus every morning (weekends included) between 6 and 6.30??

He always been great at nights, we never had one distrubted night with him from a very small puppy; but over the last 4 months or so (he's a year old now) every morning - puppy whinging!

All ideas and suggestions welcome!:confused:
 

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I get up when he starts whining otherwise he will wake the whole house!

He just keeps going until I go down to him, which is normally within 10-15 mins..and we all normally go to bed about 11...Ted sleeps downstairs in the kitchen.

He doesn't need a wee, I get the distinct impression that he thinks '
I'm awake, so lets get everyone else up'...I just don't know how to break the habit.

Is it OK to leave him crying - I can't bear it.

I don't know how it all started, one night he was fine, the next thing is he demanding an audience at 6 in the morning...I really want to stop this if I can; I'd love a lie in til 7!
 

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He has just learned that if he whines you will go to him. Is he allowed upstairs with you at all? You could go down let him out and then have up with you, you will more than likely find he will be happy to snooze with the rest of you for however long you want.
Weller will snooze in bed for hours if he is with us, he has his own bed in our room.
Its a great way to get a lie in at week ends :)
 

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I have tried that - he settles eventually, normally by which time we are both awake.

But perhaps that is the way forward, maybe as he gets older trying to nibble our toes through the duvet won't be so appealing...

I'm for snuggling up with the 'poo' but my husband is not so sure!
 

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I won't have Weller in or on our bed but he loves just being in the same room.
Although last Sunday mornig, while nursing a slight hangover, we had, me, OH, 2 kids and weller all in bed!!! I lasted 5 mins before I gave up and left them all to get some peace downstairs ;)
 

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Thats the problem isn't it, you exchange one battle of wits for another...how to let Ted in the bedroom, but not on the bed...

I suppose it will all sort itself out in the end - where Ted will rule the household and we will just fall into line...

Only kidding!! - I hope?
 

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Lolly has slept in our bedroom since we got rid of her crate when she was about 8 months old and it certainly means we all get to sleep longer! We started a 'not allowed on the bed' from when she first came home to us. I think she tried twice to get up on a bed and got a stern telling off and didn't try again! When she first started sleeping in our room I think she came and tried to nuzzle my face in the middle of the night during the first 2 nights. I turned over and ignored her and she hasn't bothered trying since. She's as good as gold and enjoys a good lie in now!
 

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Thats the problem isn't it, you exchange one battle of wits for another...how to let Ted in the bedroom, but not on the bed...

I suppose it will all sort itself out in the end - where Ted will rule the household and we will just fall into line...

Only kidding!! - I hope?
No.....you may as well admit that you are doomed and your four legged friend will win in the end.

Once you acceot that it is surprising just how easy everything can be :D
 

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Hattie sometimes wakes up early let her out for a pee make cup of tea and we both retire to bed for another couple of hours. She does sleep on my bed she gets up on the sofa so don't see any difference also I got a dog as a companion don't see much companionship if shut away for best part of day and night. Just my opinion and I appreciate others may strongly disagree. My dog is clean and healthy so I do not worry. Depends how much you and your neighbours can ignore the noise. If you have no close neighbours go for it and leave your dog to work it out!
 

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Dexter used to have no respect for weekends at all (imagine!) and expect us all to be up early with no lie-ins. Wherever I put him in the house to sleep could hear him so he now sleeps in my daughters bedroom at weekends and he will lie in for hours! It was never the plan but just how it has worked out!
 
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