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Dogs Name: Richter; Sypha; RIP Shanoa & Simon
Titles: Richter: CAA L1V NW1 L1I L1E L1C NW2 L2V ACT1 RATI WAC; Sypha: NW1 NW2 L1C L1V RATI SOG WAC
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I sooooo feel your pain. I really, truly do, as I have a bitch that was the same, and it took too long to fix the problem.
First question - is the crate in your bedroom? If it is, my first suggestion is that you need to move the crate to a different room. If it's already in another room, what I'm going to say is that since you've definitively said she doesn't need to go out to potty, I'd go back to crating her (so she can't get destructive), and you are going to need to TOUGH IT OUT and not let her out until the time that you want. I'd do it gradually. Start by increasing it maybe 20 minutes. Get a white noise machine or ear plugs or whatever it takes to block the noise.
It CAN be done. You can train her to get up later. It might help to also adjust her evening meal a little bit later at night - I feed my dogs' meals 12 hours apart (so I feed at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm) and that way they aren't starving in the AM. It did take a while for my girl to learn to sleep later. And I'm not going to lie...it was very unpleasant for a while - we were awake, listening to the temper tantrum.
Best of luck to you.
Richter & Sypha
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& Sirai's Golden Masquerade NW1 L1C L1V NW2 RATI SOG WAC
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