We have two beagles, who sleep in the hallway. They are gated from our room so they can't get in bed but can still see us. Ruby has a bed and free access in the hallway. Bailey is kenneled in the hallway because he's still prone to accidents at night. Come morning, the first time we stir at all in bed, the whining and barking starts. To them, that means that we are awake, and boy do they want out! Ruby whines in a high pitch and Bailey barks a loud throaty yelpy bark. It's hard to stay in bed once this noise starts. Once we get up and get ready with the gate still up, they immediately quiet down and wait patiently for the gate to come down. As long as we are physically out of bed, they know they'll be free soon. It would be nice to be able to sleep in sometimes, but I guess that will never happen. Anyone have similar experiences? Or any solutions to calming the morning anxiety? I fear that this just goes with the territory!