Looking for some help on this issue -- Aila is now 4 months old and when we first brought her home at 8 weeks, I diligently set my alarm to get up every 2 hours and take her out of her crate to do her business. As she became older, I started to stretch that out to 2.5 hours, 3 hours, etc., and she was doing very well. We go to bed between 10 - 11 pm every night and I get up at 4:30 am every day and Aila is use to waking up at 4:30 am as well. However, she now has been in the habit of waking up between 1 - 2 am and won't stop whining. I made the mistake of indulging her the first few nights by letter her out of her crate and taking her outside, but then she just wants to play and run around the house. I have tried to just let her whine, but it is so heart-wrenching to hear. I've also made the mistake a couple of times of bringing her into bed with us, just to stop her from whining and so I can get a couple of hours of sleep before I have to wake up. I know that I shouldn't do this and that I should just let her whine-it out -- just wanted to get some feedback from other lab owners.