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Old 06-15-2008, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How much does your GSD sleep in a 24 hour period?

We have a 6 month old GSD named Link. He gets up in the morning around 8am goes to the bathroom and eats then usually sleeps from about 9am until 11am and then I take him for an hour walk (about 4 kilometres) then we come home and he sleeps on and off from 1pm until about 3:30pm. Then around 6pm he eats and around 8pm my DH takes him for another hour walk (about 4 kilometres) then he comes home and sleeps on and off until bed at 11pm and then sleeps all night. I was wondering if this is normal puppy sleeping. He seems to be growing like a weed and they say that puppies grow while they sleep. How many hours a day does the average dog sleep??
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It seems like our 5 month old Diego sleeps about 23 hours per day!
Really he sleeps about the same as your Link. Those 2-3 mile walks are all they need to poop them out.
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Old 06-15-2008, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Emma Sleeps a lot, she is now 11 months old, I think it's normal as with any baby or toddler.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Someone PLEASE tell me how you get your pup to sleep so much. Apollos current schedule is as follows:

Up at 5:30 AM to potty, play and eat. He is usually up and about (going the whole time) for about 2 hours.

During the week he is in his crate from 7:30 or so until about 12:30. The boys take him out, potty, play and feed him.

They put him back in his crate about 2 and he is there until I get home between 5:30 and 6.

Of course he is let out again, to potty, eat and play. In the evening we also work on training with his basic commands. Through out the evening we will crate him for short periods of time, so if we have a ton of stuff to get done we can and we know he is safe.

We normally put him to bed between 10 and 11. If he hears a noise at night, or if one of us get up for the bathroom, he is up, we will take him out, and straight back to his crate, but he normally takes about 15 minutes or so to settle down.

He doesnt seem to sleep very much, but he is growing like a weed. So tell me how you get your pups to sleep for an extended period of time.
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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LET'S TRADE!!

Kuno just turned 7 months, and though he is getting better at making it all night, he still sometimes gets me up. He is crated during the day on weekdays with a lunchtime break, so he probably does a lot of sleeping then - but on weekends and evenings his sleeps very little. Maybe an hour in the evening on the couch while we watch TV.

His schedule is very similar to Apollo (above, as posted by DSudd), except his lunch break is much shorter.
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I dont wanna trade, just wondering if there are some kind of knock out drops or something I dont know about LOL I would think with the amount of time he spends running around and chasing Rocky he would just be ready to collaspe. Oh to be young with lots of energy.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ozzy is 2. His schedule is:

6 am up for an hour walk

7 am -11 am - naps with husband (who gets home at 6 am)

11 am - 5 pm - "helps" with yardwork with husband, runs errands with husband, and naps

5pm - one hour walk

6 pm - 8:30 pm playtime, chew time, hang out time, obedience

9 pm - puts himself to bed upstairs, sleeps all night

When husband is not home during the day, Ozzy will sleep all day and be very demanding of attention at night. Needless to say, I like it when my husband is home during the day!
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: How much does your GSD sleep in a 24 hour period?

hmm im not sure but ill make a guesstimation around 3-4 1 hour naps a day. BUT on the days when we are at work NEVER, unless he is crated while we are home, he pretty much chills out in the crate.
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