Q: I have an 8-year-old black German shepherd that my husband and I rescued four years ago. She has a lot of issues that we have consulted numerous experts about and have been dealing with them fairly well. Most recently, she has been waking up too early. This morning it was 4:15 a.m. We tell her to lay down, but she really does not settle well. Sadie has run of the house and we do not use a cage, as that is one of her issues. Now that my husband and I are both retired, we’d like to sleep a little later. Exercise, hunger and potty-related things don’t seem to be a problem. Is there any way to get our dog to sleep any better through the night?