I thought Indy wanting to be up for the day at 5:15 was bad. Today it was 4:20! I took her out at 4:20 for her usual trip, but when I recrated her she just would not settle down. She hooo hoooed and made all of her (adorable but not at 4am) noises. By 10 of 5, I had given up and we were up for the day. I'm at a loss. Currently: She goes out around 9:30 and then to bed (I go with her, watch tv in that room for an hour or so and then go to sleep) I have an alarm set to get her up and out at 4:20 (I've been gradually moving it back). I keep it under my pillow so the alarm doesn't get her whining before I get her out (so she won't associate going out with whining). We go outside, do business, come back in, and back to the crate. Usually, she quietly goes back to sleep then, but only until shortly after 5. I'm at a loss. I am not trying to be a mean dog mom, but I have a very demanding full time job and six children (along with another dog, 2 cats, and a guinea pig). There is only so much I can adjust my night/day to accommodate her. p.s. - now that I'm fully up, she's asleep on the floor at my feet. Sigh.