I have a major problem and i am dealing with sleep deprivation cause my dog is ...well ummm a BIG BUTT HEAD...lol this is freckles....she is 11 yrs old...mixed breed...we have had her since she was a puppy...she was crate trained from day one and still remains in her crate when we go out and at night time because she likes to chew on underwear and the garbage... her crate is her bed and always has been you say its bedtime and she just goes in . She has her kong in there and i put one treat in it so she has something to do. She has never had a barking issue in her crate... then Abby comes into the picture.. this Abby she is 3 months old, we are crate training her just like we have done with freckles It has taken some time but she has gotten accustomed to her crate and the "rules" ...dark = bedtime. I understand she is a baby so we have been getting up about every 4 hours for a pee break...we have started to stretch it out to 6 hours now...and she is fine with this..BUT FRECKLES IS NOT!!! we let her out at the same time as we were letting abby out cause thats not fair..but now every 2 hours freckles is barking and wont stop...you get out of bed come down the cold stairs and let her out get the cold draft on your toes as you open the door to let her out to pee and then you need to go 15 minutes goes by you are finally all warm and cozy in yr bed....2 hours later repeat it all over again...most times she just goes outside and sits there does nothing and comes back in. I know she is older and cant hold her body functions as well as she once did but this is insane. I did a test...I brought her up into my bed the other night ..she stayed in bed for 8 hours and did not move so i know she is playing a game ..but darn it i done like this game and i dont want to play anymore. I try and ignore her but she wont stop..please someone help me...she is very close to a shock collar.