Hi all, we have a beautiful 7 month old English Pointer who is currently going through his teenage phase but we are having one particular problem with him that we just don’t know how to fix! Until recently, I could count on one hand the amount of times he’d messed in the house, he lets us know he wants to go outside and wakes us up in the morning by gently scratching the dining room door around 5am to go outside, then happily flops back onto his bed to snooze a while longer. Over the last week or so, he’s been waking us up around 4/5am to let us know he’s already messed! He gently scratches at the door and when we get downstairs, he’s laid back in his crate looking sheepish with a pile and a puddle waiting for us. He gets walked every night and we don’t allow him to bed until he’s done his business - I just don’t understand why he wakes us up to let us know he’s already messed? How do we tackle this? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated! He’s a beautiful boy who sometimes baffles me with how intelligent he is, I just don’t know how to tackle this!