Charlie is, unfortunately, a morning dog, and likes to get up between 7 and 9. I perfer to wake up around 10, like a typical college student. Charlie will usually walk really close to me, so the bed shakes, then sit on the bottom corner on my bed or go to the door and cry until I get up to let him out.
The only dog I've had who got up earlier than me (all my Bs have always stayed in bed when I get up in the a.m.) was Pepper (my german shepherd mix). She always carried around her stuffed bear or a tennis ball. In the a.m., she would get up, get her ball, and plop it on the bed and nudge it so that it would roll into my face. If I didn't get up, she'd grab the ball and plop it on the bed again and again…..
I'm sure DH just loved that wake up!:D
Our's wake up at 5.30am everyday…...sometimes they go back to bed after they go out......sometimes they don't.
They 're all very good at waking us if they have an emergency....just rake that paw across the arm till someone get's up.