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Post by Mawdo on Sun Nov 26 2017, 10:13

Our 4 year old staffy Ralph has started waking up early and will wine and bark, as in 4am, when you go to him thinking he needs the toilet and let him out he does nothing, we then thought he was hungry so we increased his evening meal size, same problem, he doesn't seem cold but that's the next thing for us to try. If any members have got any ideas please let me know, so tired, but hes worth it.
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Post by -Ian- on Sun Nov 26 2017, 10:54

Could this simply be a habit? He's waking up and wants company maybe. I know it's hard to do but what happens if you ignore him (other than upsetting the neighbours).


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Post by Mawdo on Sun Nov 26 2017, 11:23

Ian, he's only been doing this for the past 3 weeks, think you could be right in trying to ignor him and see what happens
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Post by -Ian- on Sun Nov 26 2017, 12:51

It's worth trying, as long as the neighbours don't get too upset. There is an alternative, share yer bed Wink


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Post by LizP on Sun Nov 26 2017, 14:57

I think that's what I'd try as well. Dogs get into habits very quickly, especially if there's something in it for them, e.g. attention.


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Post by Two89w on Mon Nov 27 2017, 02:06

Staffy's don't like attention, I cant imagine that to be a problem Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Post by alvinbambam on Mon Nov 27 2017, 08:55

he may want to wake up early if he can not see you when he wakes up

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Re: Waking Up Early

Post by lexii on Mon Nov 27 2017, 21:12

Your dog is training you Big Grin
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Post by Nifty staffy on Thu Nov 30 2017, 05:07

lexii wrote:Your dog is training you Big Grin

I perfectly agree with this theory.
Nifty is trying to get me out of bed between half an hour to an hour earlier than planned.
I’m not getting up at 4:30 am ! Surprised
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Re: Waking Up Early

Post by Mia05 on Sat Dec 02 2017, 08:42

Perhaps let him out later at night may help a simple no sternly may suffice , i used to say to mia its too early and she would cuddle back in reluctantly

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