As long as we have our labs, I will never need an alarm clock. By 6 or 6:30, nearly every day, they are crying to be let out of their kennels. Their main motivation? FOOD. But somehow, they seem to know that when we are up at 4:30 for boot camp, it is not yet time to rise & shine.
I find it funny - we awake, shower, get ready to start our busy day and find ourselves driving to work, running to meetings, making presentations, working out,etc. But the lab - they awake, enjoy a little food, run around outside, do a little business and immediately are ready to come back inside for a belly rub and their first of many daily naps. Ahhh, the life!