We have a 7 month old German Shepherd mix (we think with lab and something else). She has been whining EVERY morning around 7am (when DH leaves in the morning). I know it's because she has to go potty, because when I let her out she runs as fast as she can to the grass outside, but I don't want her to get into a habit of whining for what she wants. We put her to bed at around 10-10:30pm, and she goes potty immediately before bed. I've tried ignoring her, which doesn't work, she's a very stubborn girl. I've tried getting up earlier than 7am to let her out, in hopes to beat her to the punch, so to speak, but she starts whining as soon as she hears me get out of bed. What else can I do??