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Hello I have 2 dogs just under a year old. For the first 9 months we crate trained the dogs at night and then we let them sleep in our bedroom in their own beds. Now one of the dogs is waking up way too early when it's still pitch black out. When she wakes it's not because she need to go out right away and now we're trying to not feed them as soon as she wakes in an effort to get them to sleep longer. Does anyone have advice to get her to sleep in the morning? She wakes and stands on her back legs and scratches us in the bed until we get up and we're going crazy!
 

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If you are positive it's not because she needs to go out, put her back in her crate.
 

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I would put her back in her crate and ignore her if she's going to do that, as long as you're positive that she doesn't have to potty.
 

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In truth. Dogs will wake many times during the night. To my knowledge, they don't really sleep "all night".

My mini-schnauzer sleeps on top of the covers on my bed. He will be 4 yo in May. He always sleeps between me and the door. I know he is up many times at night. Sometimes I hear him on the floor scratching or sniffing about. Sometimes he sleeps by my head, my waist, my feet, sometimes curled into a ball, or superman...… I've knocked him off the bed on occasion, he just waits for me to settle, hops up on the bed and settles into a position.

Point is, Dogs generally do not sleep the entire night like humans..
 
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