What does he/she do first? I wake Sophie up, she doesn't wake us up (knock on wood, but I love this fact). When I open her crate door she just spills out onto the floor (literally) and wants a tummy rub. It's the cutest thing. I then let her go potty and she wants back into her crate for more sleep. This is our routine because it's when I take the kids to school and run errands. When she's driving me nuts, I have to remember these moments. She's a good girl.