well I'd say your kinda lucky that he's waking up at 5/6 and not all nite long. Unless of course he's waking you up prior to that in the middle of the nite as well?
If he's sleeping all nite until 5/6 he's probably more than ready to get up and stay up, it might also be he sees your lab loose and wants out to play?
I dont think moving the crate is the answer..
When you put him back in the crate, can you give him something appropriate to gnaw on? That might keep him quiet for awhile, or you might just have to get up early with him and stay up?
I know when I've had puppies, at that young age, (8wks) last outside break was 10/11 she would sometimes wake me up around 2, to potty, then go back to bed till well, around 6.. not much later until they got older
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