Its been just over 5 weeks with my first puppy, a lot of ups and downs, she's not a massive chewer which suprises me but for all the research I did I have to say it didn't prepare me enough at all, experience is everything. Things have settled but there are two areas I'm struggling with - waking up earlier every day and walking. Clover goes to sleep between 10-10.30pm, she was waking up around 5.30am which I know is good for a pup but for the last few weeks she's been barking to get up earlier and earlier and today was 4.20am. I take her out and she always does a wee and a poo then I put her back in her crate and she'll nap for between 30-60 minutes. Its dark in her room so its not the light that is making her get up early but I'm thinking she is learning that barking gets her out, I'd be tempted to ignore but she does appear to need the toilet and its very early in the morning to let her bark a lot. Option 1 is if I get up around 4am take her out for toiletting and then back into her crate and then slowly push back the time so she'll learn to wait for me to let her out. Option 2 is ignore her barking and see if she settles but the problem with this is that its asking for trouble with one set of neighbours in particular if they can hear her barking so early in the morning, we don't get on so that complicates things a bit. The second less major issue is the "Stop-and-sniff" policy she has adopted on her walks which applies to everything, I want her to sniff as I know that is vital for dogs but I would like to be able to get her to stop sniffing after a while and focus back on me. Any help and advice is much appreciated.