>MY 14 YR OLD DOG KEEPS WAKING ME UP IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS...hep?
My Lab Is 14 Yrs Old, She Is Very Healthy For Her Age, Except For The Slight Arthitis She Gets Here With This Nasty Humid Weather.
Well Ever Since My Fiance Has Left For Work Traveling He Is Mostly Not At Home With Us At Night Sometimes. She Is Fine When He Is Here But When He's Not Se Wakes Me Up At 230am, 430am 6am And Then When Its Time For Me To Get Up At 830 To Get Ready For Work She Is Passed Out Like A Baby. Im Not Getting Any Sleep, I Take Her Outside Half Awake, She Mostly Doesnt Have To Go I Take Her Out Right Before Bed And She Is Always Fine And I Feed Her Around 6am Which Is Normal. But I Dont Get Why She Is Doing This? When I Have Talked To Many People They Says Its Seperation Anxiety From My Fiance.
Help What Can I Do To Stop This? Im Exhausted
if she does not need to go out stop getting up and letting her out, you may get a few nights bad rest but she will realise that it is not time to get up and stay quiet, what is happening is she is barking and you are getting up and giving her attention, if you don't give the attention she will stop waking you
MAYBE YOU SHOULD TAKE HER FOR A WALK CLOSER TO BED TIME SO SHE WILL GET TUCKERED OUT AND SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT. ARE YOU DOING THAT? IT MIGHT HELP.
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dogs originate from wolves which are used to waking up and waking up the rest of the pack. you considered a pack member. put her dog bed in a separate room that far enough to not hear barking. and close your door when you sleep.
She is doing it for attention, close your bedroom door.
Older dogs take longer to get used to missing family members than younger ones do. My mother's 13 year old lab is the same way. She's probably looking for your fiance.