Hans sleeps in his expen in the family room. Otherwise, he wakes us up at night because he likes to scratch his Kuranda bed and make an imaginary nest
I usually wake up just before 6 AM and go take him out. He always sits up and looks at me with a "huh?" look on his face, as if to ask why I am getting up at such a crazy hour.
I return him to his ex pen after he makes pee, because he likes to snooze. What can I say, the dog loves his sleep.
On weekends I can even get away with waking up at seven.