My dog, Wallace, is 15 and has started to show his age. He's slowing down with osteoarthritis and has lost his hearing, sleeps a LOT, but he is sturdy (20 lbs.) and enjoys several walks a day. In the last few months he has developed a very disturbing habit. He has always slept in his bed just outside our bedroom door. He retires for the night when my wife and I do, i.e. around 9:30-10:00. He used to sleep soundly all night. A few months ago he started to awaken around midnight or 1:00 a.m. He then paws at the bedroom door and makes loud grunts and groans every couple of minutes. He keeps it up until I come out of the room. He is happy to see me but it is impossible for me to pacify him enough so that we can both resume sleeping. I end up taking him and his bed into another bedroom so that my wife can sleep. I stay with him but he remains very anxious--paces and pants and licks his paws/legs--for another hour or so before he finally settles down. Here's the crucial part. Even though he wears a calming collar and I have set up a pheremone diffuser eight feet from his bed outside our bedroom door, AND I give him a sleep aid in the form of Pet Relief Hemp oil in the recommended amount OR 0.5 mg of Xanax as prescribed by our vet, nothing makes him sleep through the night. It is beyond exasperating and I feel that Wallace's health and mine are suffering. Is there anyone out there who has had similar experience and has a solution they can share? HELP, please!