Every house broken dog I have owned in the past worked well as an alarm clock. I'm not so sure that's the case with the new (8 year old) member of our family.
Baby is a sweet gentle dog but after an "incident" with food left on the kitchen counter (a whole stick of butter) we decided to kennel her at night (which seems to be fine with her).
Not long ago we were self wakers who did not use an alarm clock. A Dr. friend said we would feel much better in the morning if we did use an alarm clock. We followed his advice and he was right, we do wake up more refreshed than before. If you don't use an alarm clock you may want to give it a try... even if it licks your face and says "it's Pee O clock".
Thank you once again to Timmothy N. Timm for the use of his comic strip Titus & Philemon. To learn more about Timmothy N Timm, The Titus & Philemon Art Gallery and/or The Timmothy N Timm Art Studio visit his website HERE.