Hi all My cocker spaniel is 5 months and a super star most of the time. She has a calm bedtime routine most evenings some grooming and a toilet stop then lights out and and bed time - initially she went in her crate (door unlocked). She also has a mat in the hall way which she likes to sleep on. She is toilet trained and sometimes cries jumps at stair gate to signal toilet. She has now worked out this is also attention - yikes!! She was initially sleeping through til 5ish and we tried many different systems to lengthen this time ( curtains music dog noises hot pads etc) but to no avail. She’s now trying it on earlier and just wants the company - with company she will pass out happily until 7 - it’s soooo frustrating and worst of all our own doing (giving in) Anyway she’s not used the crate at all for nap or bedtime for weeks and prefers to be in hallway - do we sack off the crate ??