Dog sleep: what is normal

Dog sleep: what is normal


Just like humans, all dog’s sleeping patterns vary and depend on a variety of things, including

Age, Breed, Environment

Adult dogs should roughly have between 12 and 14 hours sleep per day. You may think this is a lot, but canines in the wild also spend their days snoozing, only waking properly to play and hunt for food when required. Larger breeds are also known to nap a lot!

Puppies, despite being a ball of energy when they’re awake, sometimes need up to 18 hours of sleep per day! From exploring to learning, puppies use a lot of energy when they’re young and rest is necessary.

At first, puppies may find sleeping during the night daunting, making it difficult for them to have a ‘bedtime’ which coincides with yours. However, persistence is key – introduce the concept of sleeping alone to your puppy by moving their bed further from your room each night.

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