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Woman Lets Bernese Mountain Dog Know She’s Awake, ‘Chaos’ Ensues


A dog owner has told Newsweek how a simple “good morning” to her pet is enough to unleash chaos as she wakes up.

You’re either a morning person or you’re not. And for those of you who do not consider yourself one but own a dog, you’ll unwillingly turning into a ray of sunshine in the morning because dogs love to start the day bright and early, whether you’re ready or not.

But TikTok user @__nikosworld, managed to train her dog to only wake her up on her schedule. In the June 28 clip, she is in bed slowly opening her eyes to a new day and when she’s ready, she quietly says good morning and waits for a response. But as the caption reads, “Let the chaos begin,” she knows exactly what is coming.

The bedroom door swings open and her Bernese mountain dog comes barging in with his tail wagging at full speed. Unable to control his excitement, he drowns her with kisses and head butts. He’s been counting down the minutes for that wake-up call.

The owner told Newsweek via TikTok that this has been a morning tradition for at least six months. Ever since he started free sleeping, meaning outside of his dog crate, he’ll wait until she calls to greet her with, well, chaos. And once he jumps into bed with her, there is no going back to sleep.

Dog greets owner in bed
Screenshots from a June 28 TikTok video of an owner letting her dog know she is finally up. The dog comes running in the room with endless excitement, kissing her good morning.

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At least this canine had the decency to wait until she was ready to start the day instead of barging in or whining in her face like plenty of other dogs do to their owners.

The reasons for early wake-up calls from your dog can vary, but the American Kennel Club recommends implementing some of the following as a way to prevent it from happening:

  • Use an automatic feeder to give your dog breakfast.
  • Take your dog out for a bathroom break just before bedtime. Leave enough time for them to empty their bladder as some dogs like going multiple times.
  • Leave your dog’s bed or crate in a quiet area.
  • Give them toys to play with throughout the night to prevent boredom.
  • Spend quality time with them during the day.
  • Crate train your dog with positive reinforcement and make it a comfortable place for them to feel safe and happy.

‘Waiting All Night’

The precious TikTok clip amassed 221,200 views, 54,100 likes and 114 comments as of Friday.

“At least he waits outside the door first. We love a king/queen that respects boundaries,” said a viewer, while someone asked: “Why do dogs turn into crackheads when we wake up?”

Another wrote: “He’s like, ‘I’ve been waiting all night to nibble your faaacccee.'”

One TikToker commented: “They be so happy like we weren’t in the same house all night. I always think about when they get old we will miss the morning excitement and zooms.”

Do you have funny and adorable videos or pictures of your pet you want to share? Send them to life@newsweek.com with some details about your best friend and they could appear in our Pet of the Week lineup.