Archive for the ‘Puppy Sleeping Problems’ Category
Sleeping Too Much For Puppy
Ways to Improve Your Puppy’s Sleep:
Your puppy may be sleeping too much because his quality of sleep is poor. There are a few things you can change to help him sleep better.
Get a New Dog Bed – Invest in a good quality dog bed, preferably with a solid mattress and foam on top. Consider which shape is best by watching your puppy sleep. For instance, if he curls up, a donut bed is best. If he sprawls out, you might try a bed with a bolster. Avoid beds that have any fillers such as cedar as these are lumpy to lie on.
Give Him Peace and Quiet – When it is time for your puppy to sleep, see that everyone leaves him alone. Don’t wake him to play or go outside. Though dogs typically sleep more lightly than we do, an uninterrupted sleep will help him have energy and vigor.
Darken the Room – Though dogs can sleep at anytime, they are very much controlled by their circadian rhythm. That means when the sun is up, they are more likely to be active and when it’s down, they naturally sleep.
Our puppy family is shrinking fast. Only two little guys left available. They had their shots this weekend, and they did fine with them. They’ve got so much energy and they follow us from room to room, trying to sneak in a little more playtime before they tucker out and fall asleep on a lap.
Crate Training Puppies:
Every puppy needs to learn the skill of resting calmly in a crate. This skill will be needed at the veterinary hospital, for traveling, and for restricted activity due to illness. It’s also a lifesaver for many young dogs during the destructive chewing stage that starts at several months of age and can last until age 2 to 3 years in some breeds.
Sleep – How much is too much?
This forum is for dog lovers seeking everyday advice and suggestions on health-related issues. Remember, however, that advice on a public forum simply can’t be a substitute for proper medical attention. Only your vet can say assuredly what is best for your dog.
Why do dogs sleep so much?
Dogs really know how to sleep, they sleep a lot! Did you know that most dogs spend more that fifty percent of their day sleeping? Basically, dogs would sleep from 12 to 14 hours a day but some breeds are known to sleep more. The sleeping behavior of the dog depends on a lot of factors. The age, the personality, the breed as well as the activity of the dog counts a lot for the number of hours spent sleeping.