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    Since daylight savings times happened and the clocks turned back and hour thr dogs scedule is totally messed up. They have beem wanting to eat at wierd times of the day, wake up at 4 am. I end up getting up and feeding them a bit since they wont stop bugging me until I do. I have tried feeding them before bed a littlr food. They have been well exercised and been out to go to the bathroom before bed.
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    Having the same problem here with meals. Getting up in the morning has resolved itself.
    I feed them dinner at about 2:30 p.m. They usually start begging an hour before meals. What i've been doing is give them a treat and wait. I've been upping the time they wait by 15 minutes every few days and we are almost back to normal.
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    I will have to try that. Dinner time is usually om cause there in crates while im at work. But the 4am wake ups are getting to be a little much.
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    I just tell my boys "Sorry, it's too early! It's not time yet." In the mornings, I tell them "Go back to bed, it's too early." If you don't give in, they will get the message that they have to wait a while ... eventually.
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    You just have to bite the bullet and not give in to them when they ask to eat at a time that is not convenient or appropriate. We deal with the same thing here especially as one dog is diabetic and we keep a very strict feeding schedule with meals 12 hours apart. You could set your watch by Diesel's stomach. So when the schedule changes due to DST he is relentless in pestering us for his meal an hour before he is due to eat. After a week he is back on schedule.
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    Mine were off too. It took about a week. When my two started at 4 in the morning, I told them, it's not time to get up, lay down. Same with their meals. They started giving us "the look" about an hour before it was time to eat. They are pretty much back to normal now.

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    They were better today, and woke up at 530. We usually keep a strict feeding schedule but things have happened in the past week messing up the scedule. they get put in their crates at night and my one lan will bark/whine until I let him out. Time to get stricter with them
    Hunter & Chrome

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    Hmm. I hope it works out for you! Cute dogs!
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    Teach/use a SETTLE command.

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    Dumb question, how do I teach the settle command?
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