Originally Posted by Shelteez
I hope this bad habit can be broken even if she's 11 years old.
Dogs do what works. Barking for attention has gotten her attention in the past, so she's going to continue to do it hoping it will work again in the future.
Your job is to teach her that quiet
gets her attention. For example, when your husband gets up, I assume Chloe doesn't IMMEDIATELY start barking; he probably has enough time to get out of bed and walk to her crate before she starts barking. If he can let her out before she barks, he will be teaching her that she doesn't have to demand attention, he'll give it to her even while she's quiet. Once she learns this, he won't necessarily have to let her out every morning, but it will take lots of repetitions before she gets it figured out.