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jaz050465
post 1st Mar 2012, 6:51 am
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I am getting woken up about 5.15 everymornung by my dog barking. I've tried everything I can think of such as checking temperature, feeding her more, getting her checked by the vet etc, ignoring her but no change. I go to bed about 10. Just wondering how long other dogs sleep. She's a six year old mini schnauzer.
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post 1st Mar 2012, 6:57 am
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Forgot to say. She will keep barking ( over an hour) until I get up and let her out.
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post 1st Mar 2012, 7:31 am
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When you let her out, is she desperate for the toilet?

If not, then does she have a command for 'stop barking' ? It might be good if you could teach her that. smile.gif


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post 1st Mar 2012, 7:49 am
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She dies got to the loo but diesnt always seem desperate. She's a barker generally. Quite a nervous dog as wasn't socialised as a puppy. I've done lots of training with her and this has improved. Rather than just stopping her barking, I suppose I'm more concerned with why she's doing it. It's a really frantic bark.
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post 1st Mar 2012, 8:00 am
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It could be something specific waking her up like the milkman passing. Does she 'alert bark' when people pass the house?


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post 1st Mar 2012, 8:17 am
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It's a very quiet area. She does alert bark but it sounds a different bark to me. She is scratching to get out of the room and wil keep it up for about an hour and a half. Sometimes if I feed her she will then stop but not always. I've tried feeding her more during the day abs also giving her an extra meal before bed time. I did that last night but it made no difference this morning.
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post 1st Mar 2012, 8:19 am
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This will happen for a period of time, then she'll be ok for a while and then it starts again b
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post 1st Mar 2012, 8:22 am
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Oh ok, I thought it was more of a 'woof' mummmmmm wake up 'woof' type barking. Frantic barking does sound like she is hearing something...could it be foxes? They are very vocal and active at this time of year..


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Didn't think of that. Tonight I'm going to sleep with my window open and set the alarm so I'm awake before it start usually and see if I hear anything.

I'm also going to go back to the vey again. This lack of sleep is getting me down. Especially when I leave for work, she's then curled up in a ball catching up on her missed sleep!!!!
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QUOTE(jaz050465 @ 1st Mar 2012, 8:29 am) *

Didn't think of that. Tonight I'm going to sleep with my window open and set the alarm so I'm awake before it start usually and see if I hear anything.

I'm also going to go back to the vey again. This lack of sleep is getting me down. Especially when I leave for work, she's then curled up in a ball catching up on her missed sleep!!!!



It's the mating season and they have been waking my dogs up every night. I am however sleeping in my parents summerhouse so it's probably less noisy in a house, but I taped this at 2am the other night. wacko.gif

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post 1st Mar 2012, 9:01 am
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Do you know if a neighbour starts work early? Could it be the sound of a front door/car door/car engine waking her up? I would maybe try using a microphone to record sounds near the front door or window incase you can hear anything unsure.gif I know that the sound of the neighbour's front door sets Casper off barking, car doors can do the same if they're right outside the house. Also the sound of our bathroom door lets my two know that someone's awake and I can hear them waiting at the hallway door downstairs for me to come down and let them out for a pee. So perhaps she's hearing a particular noise at 5.15 that you're not aware of unsure.gif

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post 1st Mar 2012, 9:23 am
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You say it's a quiet area, but has there been a one off noisy incident around that time recently? Early last year the police decided to turn up at 3.30 am and smash in the front door of the house that's next door but one to us mad.gif I then had several weeks of Zena waking me up around that time nearly every night, and it took a long time to stop completely. Could there have been a trigger like that?
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post 1st Mar 2012, 5:11 pm
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dog's hearing is very sharp and she will hear things that us humans wont. Both mine sleep well through the night but Ellie will bark if she hears something, be it a fox, cat in the distance
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post 2nd Mar 2012, 8:59 am
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5.22 today. Had window open and couldn't hear anything. Can't understand why she barks for over an hour and a half until I get up. I fed her and she was then quiet which often happens. However feeding her more during the day and at bed time doesn't seem to help.
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post 2nd Mar 2012, 9:03 am
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Do you have a Kong? You could try preparing one at night, either with some breakfast or just a treat (cream cheese smeared on the inside, a few biscuits jammed inside, etc) and sticking it in the fridge - then try to pre-empt her barking (so she doesn't learn that barking = you wake up) by waking up at 5.10 and just letting her pee then putting her Kong down before you head up to bed. If it works you could try slowly pushing the time you go down by 5 minutes until you reach a reasonable time in the morning for her to wake up unsure.gif

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