Night time antics.
My 2 YO spayed Female has decided that we do not need to sleep. She really prefers to be outside and will whine and pace if she is in the house longer than she wants to be until we let her out. Lately she has taken to coming into the house in the middle of the night whining and making a lot of noise until she wakes each of us up in turn and we speak to her. Once we both have spoken to her she goes back out and continues to patrol the back yard. I have gone out the first few times she has done this with a million candle power spot light and checked the yard for possums and raccoon and there has been neither. She just comes in whines and licks your face till you wake up and speak, then she moves to momma and does the same thing. She is averaging doing this two times a night and sometimes she does it three. At first I thought it was cute, especially since she is so driven to be strictly an outside type of dog. We invite her in every day and spend a great deal of time working on getting her comfortable with being inside and hearing the common house noises. Once she is satisfied and everybody has spoken to her she is happy and quiets down and returns outside just like nothing happened. Anybody have any idea what this behavior is for or what she is doing? I do not have to worry about getting up to go to a job, but it is starting to wear on momma who does have to get up and go to work in the mornings though. Ideas and suggestions please.