View Full Version : Barking at 6am - any ideas?

28th September 2007, 08:28 AM
Recently (in the last month) Molly has started waking around 6am and barking for about 10 minutes. If I ignore her she will go back to sleep. Initially I was going down to let her outside as we're still working on house training but I don't believe this is the reason she is barking.

A couple of months ago I started feeding them once a day in the mornings and I think now she is waking up with hunger. So this week I reverted to feeding twice a day. They get excercised before bedtime and I also gave them an extra blanket because it has been cold. Changing all of these things worked the day before yesterday but not this morning.

I should also mention that Molly is deaf so it's not a sound thats waking her up.

I get up at 6.45 so it's not too much of a problem for me but everyone else in the house gets woken up. I have one more idea which I am going to try and that is giving them a stuffed kong going to bed with some kibble in. Anyone got any other ideas please? h*lp

Claire L
28th September 2007, 12:30 PM
Just a thought.................could it be that you have timed your central heating to come on early??

I know when we did this, Rudee would take it as a signal to get everybody up for breakfast :lol:

28th September 2007, 01:51 PM
I know when we did this, Rudee would take it as a signal to get everybody up for breakfast :lol:

Rudee sounds like Honey :lol:.

Thanks Claire, I just turned on my heating this week so I don't think that would cause her to wake. I even gave her an extra blanket hoping she'd be too comfy to wake early!

Claire L
28th September 2007, 02:38 PM
I know it's hard BUT if you can ignore her for a few days then she should settle down again :xfngr:

When Cara came to us she rose with the sun :lpy: and hubby used to get up with her but after a few days of this he started to wilt so I took over. I would just let her out for a wee and then straight back to bed. Now thankfully she sleeps until a reasonable hour and I usually awake to find a tilted head staring at me :wggle:She jumps up onto the bed and gets right in the middle so she can stare at whoever wakes up first. I have to say, it makes me smile every time :luv:

28th September 2007, 02:45 PM
I have been ignoring her but it's been going on for a month now. She's a very persistent barker/howler. She stops after 10 minutes or so but it seems to have formed into a habit and I'm not sure what to do to stop it. I am going to try giving her a stuffed kong tonight to see if that helps :xfngr:

Perhaps you could send Cara over for a few days to sort Molly out ;o)