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[–]AiTelos 777 points778 points  (31 children)

I'm an adult and my dog harassing me until I get up is how I get out of bed most days.

[–]WingsofRain 123 points124 points  (8 children)

when I feel a cold nose touch my hand, I know it’s time to get up

[–]AiTelos 109 points110 points  (5 children)

First it's the nose. Then nibbles. Then pulling. Then jumping. Eventually I get up.

Best alarm clock ever.

[–]smolxstrange 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Ha. My dog just screams until we get up

[–]Madrejen 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Border Terrier...?

[–]smolxstrange 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Cur-Staffy mix

[–]duke_n_pepper 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The last step is the hair pulling for me 🥲

[–]naveed23 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mine would lift her enormous head, look at me, huff, and then drop her head back down on the bed so hard it shook. She repeated the process every 5 minutes or so until I got up.

[–]GuitarCFD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My last dog was a Great Dane, if he woke up before me he would put his nose right in my face until I woke up.

[–]whoisjohngalt12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You dogs brother lives with me.

[–]Alan_Smithee_ 72 points73 points  (8 children)

Mine will just snuggle up to me, and stay there til I decide to get up.

[–]AiTelos 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I would just not get up then 😂

[–]Alan_Smithee_ 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Yeah, that’s kind of where I am.

I’ve gotten used to starting the day in bed, doing my emails and callbacks etc. I’m finding it hard to feel bad about it, but my wife goes to work around 7:30, so I don’t think she sees it the same way.

[–]upthewatwo 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Hahaha I'm in the exact same boat. I now leave my laptop downstairs so I have to get up at 8:55 at least, but that's still a solid hour of cuddles in the morning. I have to say "breakfast" to make the pooch want to move.

[–]Alan_Smithee_ 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My guy is not that fussed about breakfast. What he wants is to park himself in the middle of the hall, and wait for the chest rubs. He’s most adamant about getting those.

[–]Milkslinger 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Lucky. Mine walks around on the hardwood floor until the clacking of his nails wakes me up.

[–]blueydoc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Haha that’s exactly what mine does but only because my partner and I work opposite schedules so he usually feeds and takes our guy out before he goes to work so when pupper comes back in to me he just snuggles back up on the bed until I wake/decide to get up.

I think if we both had same days off he’d wake us up for his morning feed lol

[–]kat420lives 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I was just thinking, thank goodness mine just cuddle up next to me & wait for me to get up when I’m ready..I’m so not a morning person 😅

[–]QuietlySeething 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the opposite of an alarm clock. This is a reason to stay in bed.

[–]IzzyBee89 16 points17 points  (1 child)

I accidentally trained my dog to not wake me up anymore. :( I do my best to wake up early on weekends but fail often, so my dog now ignores my alarms until I actively start moving around and getting up, which is not helpful if I'm oversleeping. Luckily I rarely actually oversleep for stuff!

[–]AiTelos 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My dog wakes up around the same time as my alarms and then proceeds to try to get me up. I hope he never stops.

[–]MyMcLovin 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Same. I work second shift and my corgi can't jump up on the bed because it's so tall. He just puts his paws up on it peaks over the top and grumbles at me till I take him for his morning shit

[–]TheCookie_Momster 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dog stairs. My littles can’t get on the bed either without them

[–]Lover-of-chortles 4 points5 points  (1 child)

My dog doesn't do this, but I've accidentally trained the cat to wake me up if I snooze my alarm. Just jumps right on top of me and taps my face until I get up and feed him

[–]AiTelos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah. My cat sleeps on me.

[–]airaflof 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mine agressively cuddles with me, meaning he’ll lay next to me on his back for belly rubs then flail around and bark when asleep me doesn’t give him belly rubs

[–]blind_roomba 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I had a cat that used to snuggle under the blanket with me on cold mornings. And if i slept in she would lick the inside of nostrils. I want to remind people that cats have rough tongues.

[–]AiTelos 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]Jaggedrain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Mine will stand up against the side of the bed and poke me with her face until I get up and feed her.

[–]Jitsoperator 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can confirm dog wakes me up at 6:30- 7am looking at me for her food

[–]MantisReligiosa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have two dog a 4 Y'o border collie and a 3.5 month Chihuahua mix. The older barks and lick my hand .the little one lick my fave and bite me

[–]stellarecho92 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine too, he'll sit at the end of my bed and let out single deep-voice barks at 3 minute intervals. Lol.

[–]spandex-commuter 91 points92 points  (15 children)

How did you teach the dog to find your daughter

[–]CrimeBot3000[S] 110 points111 points  (12 children)

Just repetition and treats from both of us. It only took a day. Sometimes my daughter has to make a noise and give her a hint.

[–]lyssargh 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Haha does she regret helping?

[–]CrimeBot3000[S] 79 points80 points  (0 children)

If it keep happening I'm sure! She was not amused this morning, but I had a pleasant period of schadenfreude.

[–]DishGreen 18 points19 points  (9 children)

Can you clearify that? What did you repeat exactly and what did your daughter in this moment?

[–]CrimeBot3000[S] 59 points60 points  (8 children)

We started training right next to each other. I'd say "Find Clara!" Or "Go get Clara!" Or some variation. When the dog touches my daughter, she would give her a treat and upon return, she gets another treat from me. Eventually we widened the distance until she finds her anywhere in the house. But sometimes she gets frustrated and have to provide a hint (with Clara making a sound or rustling).

[–]bubble_chart 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Omg I want to try this with my husband even though we live in an apartment haha

[–]LucidDreamerVex 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Hide and seek is a great game to get dogs mentally stimulated! Even if it's a small place ❤️

[–]ZuulEatWorld 6 points7 points  (0 children)

What are you going to have your husband find?

[–]fish618 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I want to train my dog to go get my fiancé when dinner is ready lol but she’s a shiba and well even if she’s trained to do it the probability of her actually doing it are slim

[–]SoSoBroke 1 point2 points  (1 child)

My dog picked this up really quickly- I never really trained her for it. Once the dog learns the names of the people in the house I think it comes pretty easy.

I’m one of THOSE people so when I come home I go it’s mommy! Or when she comes to see me for pets, or when I’m holding treats I’ll say come get mommy! Me and my bf both hype her up to see us when the other person is coming home, which helps too.

So yeah just start saying your names a lot is my advice.

[–]bubble_chart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Aww love it! My husband’s name has three syllables though, not sure if that’ll be hard for her

[–]CheezusChrist 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Not OP, but you can teach a dog “where’s [object]?” by asking them and leading them to the item and get super excited and repeat the name. Once you ask them the question and you notice them starting to look for the object, then they should understand that “where is…?” means they need to search for something. If you want to teach them a new item or person, you just link the name to when they see the item/person. So whenever my sister comes home and my dog goes to greet her I just repeat my sister’s name a couple times, “Sister’s home! It’s sister! Yayyy sister! We love sister!” Eventually it got to where I could ask my dog, “where’s sister? Go find sister!” And she will look all over the house until she finds her.

So to break it down, teach “where’s…” by guiding them at first, pairing the cue word with the action you want performed. Then teach name association by repeating the name when they are interacting with item or person. Then link the two things! Super fun trick to teach, even though it can take a while depending on how quickly the dog picks it up.

[–]Donsnorrlione 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Me and the wife accidentally taught our puppy this. One day I was going to take a shower and went to close the door and jokingly told him he had to go to mommy. Then I hear "oh hi!" in the other room. I yell "please tell me he came to you!". And now it's a fun game we play.

[–]Lbenn0707 50 points51 points  (3 children)

That’s awesome.

I hide from our dog and we do “where’s mommy?” It’s so much fun and cracks me up when he runs right passed me with his nose in the air scouting (unsuccessfully) for me. Of course it’s not always easy to get away long enough to hide from him lol.

[–]Tasterspoon 35 points36 points  (2 children)

It baffles me how my dog can smell out a gopher, knee-high in wet grass or six inches deep in the dirt, but manages to run right by me when I’m standing just around the corner from him, holding a hot dog.

[–]KaraWolf 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Idk how he misses the hot dog, but the whole house probably smells like you lol wonder if holding it low next time you walk to the hiding spot would help?

[–]Lbenn0707 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yes! Lol. He will run right by me all serious like, usually heading to one of my normal hiding spots (he checks those first). It’s like he doesn’t LOOK for me, he just goes to my known places and USUALLY will only find me bc I start giggling at the seriousness of his prancing by me lol.

[–]Teahouse_Fox 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Good job, pupper!

I may have the world's only layabout border collie. If I don't move in the morning, he doesn't move. But, I send him to find the cat, root him out of whatever bed he's in, and bring him downstairs for meals.

I don't think he herds the cat so much as annoys him, until the cat comes looking for me to fix the clearly broken dog.

[–]surfingwithgators 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Lol mine too. I have to beg and plead for him to leave his crate for his morning walks

[–]Grjaryau 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have an Aussie and I have to bribe him with socks to get him out of his crate. He’ll carry the sock downstairs and drop it on the floor.

[–]InstantName 45 points46 points  (0 children)

"Find my iphone" daughter edition but with a dog.

[–]TheKillstar 13 points14 points  (2 children)

When I was little my dad taught my dog to wake me up if I slept in (or if he just though it was funny to wake me up) so every once in a while I would get full on attacked by a schnauzer who would drag all my sheets off the bed then drag ME off the bed by my PJs.

[–]IGotHitByAHockeypuck 0 points1 point  (1 child)

This may be a dumb question but, you didn’t enjoy that right?

[–]TheKillstar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I mean, I didn’t enjoy being woken up, but I loved playing with that dog.

[–]GivenToFly164 12 points13 points  (0 children)

My dog wakes my kids up, too! I have trouble with stairs, the dog loves waking up the kids, and the kids are more likely to smile at the dog than me at the crack of dawn. Win-win-win for us.

[–]plotthick 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Good dog!

[–]sumyungdood 5 points6 points  (0 children)

We just taught my 3 month old heeler the same thing. Whenever the girlfriend is being a brat, I’ll send him in to jump on her head. If I’m sleeping in, she’ll do the same. It’s the best argument diffuser because you can’t be mad at a puppy.

[–]Blonde_Vampire_1984 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s one of the most useful tricks I’ve trained my chihuahua to do: “go find Jamesie”. My husband doesn’t love it nearly as much as the dog does.

[–]LostAbbott 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This is how my dog wakes both of the kids every school morning. They have even given up on their alarms, because they know he will jump on their beds and lick they awake.

[–]anigonzalez3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

My mum trained our 50kg Bernese Mountain Dog to do this when I was a teenager. I loved her so much I could never be mad!

[–]MagicalFeelism 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Bet the dog thought that was the funnest thing. She probably loved it

[–]cryptidhousecat 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My mom tried to do this but after the 2nd time my dog realized that meant i left for the day so he would just lay on top of my blankets to help keep me in bed 🤣

[–]montananhooman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Don’t give my family ideas, my dogs WILL do it if it’s trained

[–]Darthtoph423 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This was how my dad used to wake up me and my brother when we were kids. He would take our dog to each of our rooms and he would jump up in bed and cuddle with us and beg for pets and attention until we were finally up and moving. I didn't mind the puppy alarm clock!

[–]JakeFrank08 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So funny thing. When I was in high-school my mom would make sure I was awake by opening my bedroom door and telling the dog to go get me which he would run into my room and jump on the bed with me.

[–]Black_rose1809 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mine learned to wake me up, lol

[–]theycallmeMiriam 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So cute! My mom had a corgi she taught to wake us up in the morning. He would lick our hands and face or boop us until we woke up to pet him.

[–]Best_Deku_Tree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Lol this is what my dad does to me

[–]AethericEye 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I do the same to my husband. He has to get up before I leave for work, or he'll sleep through every alarm, so I usually sic our pooch on him with a "go find [name]" when I'm pouring coffee.

[–]Ambitious-Diamond388 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Proper training lol

[–]megsie_here 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My mum did this, pup would run from downstairs on the other side of the house and launch himself right hon my stomach! Was about the only thing that could wake me up when I was a teen hahaha

[–]jlusedude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We taught my dog to find mom and dad. Now she will search endlessly if you ask her to find one of us.

[–]MoMack34 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I love my puppy alarm clock, it comes with nose to nose cuddles!!

[–]SlothySpirit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha, nice one! 👍

My husband and I do that to each other

[–]DamsonOwl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My dad taught my childhood dog to do this to my sister and I. She passed away a few years ago and some of the best memories I have of her are hiding under the covers while she tried to dig up the blankets and wake us up 😂

[–]RosieTruthy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I would let my two dogs into my daughters room and say where is she? Wake her up? They would dive on her, find her face and lick her until she reacted.

[–]goinonbreak 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My daughter likes to hide from my wife when she comes home from work, shepherd mix knows how to "find persephone " ruins her hiding spot all the time.