The dog is on a schedule. He knows the only time we will reliably be home is between 11 at night and 6 in the morning. As such, he has decided this is "social time." He barks to wake us up at 2 to pee, at three to eat, at five to play, and at six to clean up the poop he did at four.
So, today I decided to lavish attention on him from six in the evening until ten at night.
I have never seen this dog so pissed off.
He hopped up in bed to take a nap while I did my early evening net-surf. I kept petting him, so he would know that now is when he gets attention, and so that he couldn't sleep now and later break the peace.
I nudged him with my foot.
"Wake up, Mac."
After three of these nudges, he leapt to his feet, gave a short indignant woof, and marched off. Piiissssssed.
I coaxed him back. Then I kept nudging him. We went through the whole process three times tonight. I think he's only had about an hour of sleep all night. He marched off in the highest dudgeon about an hour ago.
I fully expect him to pee in my ear at two.