Hi there, So, I was wondering if anyone could enlighten me on Sheltie sleep habits and energy level. As the title states, Daisy is an early bird. She wakes by 5:30 a.m. and wants to go outside to do her business. Then she is wide awake and ready to start the day, even though it is still dark out. We cannot get her to stay in her crate for an extra hour or so of sleep, so we have been leaving her in the kitchen with a chew to keep her occupied while we get a little extra sleep. I do not feed the pets until at least 6:30 a.m., thinking any earlier would encourage her early morning routine. My other dog was very energetic, but Daisy is in a league of her own. She really does not seem to need as much sleep as my other dogs have, or as the rest of the family does. I have tried walking her again in the evening and keeping her active to tire her out, but I think she has remained in her crate until 7 a.m. only once since we got her. Do Shelties need less sleep than other dogs because of their herding background? Anyone else have an early bird dog?