Experts say that when people get disturbed to the point of waking up in the middle of the night, it isn't the waking up that's the problem but rather getting the sleep back.
During these times, most people do is to feed their mind with the thought that they must get back to sleep immediately. But the thing is, forcing yourself to do that would only bring you the opposite result. What you need to do is relax and take away all the thoughts that might further distract you. For instance, never get a hold of your phone or grab a snack because chances are two hours later, you'll still be awake. So what do you really need to do? There are several things you may want to try:
1. Since it is your dogs that disturb you from your deep sleep, it would be best to have them sleep in a different room or some safe distance where you wouldn't hear their loud barkings. Otherwise, you may play some relaxing music to overpower the noise.
2. Funny as it may sound, you may opt to counting sheeps or whatever it is you like to count. This will serve as a good distraction, and would prevent you from thinking about the things that might suddenly pop into your mind later on.
3. This doesn't work for everyone but you may try drinking hot milk. I am not aware of any scientific proof for this but most of the time, it really helps.