I am going to follow this thread because my 10 month old female is doing the same thing! She wakes us up every morning at 4 am by licking our faces to go outside. We just adopted her last month but she started doing this about a week after we got her. She was kenneled at night for the first week and after that she started sleeping in our room. That's when it all started. Maybe she needs to go back in the kennel. She likes it there anyway. We just liked having both dogs with us at night.
“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”-- Groucho Marx
Sigmund GSD- 2011
Elsa GSD- 2013