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post #11 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 05:47 PM
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no i leave them alone, maybe egg em on to finally catch that blasted squirrel. If they start getting loud like they're scared, then yeah i'll wake them up but normally they're just running and woo wooing.


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I haven't seen Knuckles do much of it, just a bit of foot switching, but our golden will get her legs going and I whisper "Get it, Saki, go get it!" and she runs faster LOL

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I quietly ask masi who she is chasing)

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I never thought of egging her on. I might have to try that next time


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Freyja used to have puppy nightmares, complete with screaming. I used to just stroke her head and wisper "its ok, mama's here" until she calmed down. I never woke her up. I figure it would be more traumatic to suddenly wake up than let the dream resolve.

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The only time I do anything is if they are making loud/weird noises, Bianca's done that in her sleep before. I just said "Bianca" and she didn't wake up but she stopped making noise.
My terrier mix used to scare me. When he was asleep his tongue always stuck out, I think because he had a short nose and when he relaxed totally his tongue just wouldn't fit. That was fine except sometimes he'd actually sleep with his eyes partly open. When you look over and your dog is lying there with his tongue out, his eyes are open are darting around rapidly (REM) it is scary! I always had to wake him up when he did that to make sure he was really asleep and not having a seizure or something.

Sometimes he'd wake up and his tongue would still be out and all dry, and we'd playfully grab it(to get him to pull it back in.)


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The only time we wake ours up is when we're trying to get to sleep and their dreams are causing them to growl too loud and let out little barks which sometimes happens. The rest of the time we just leave them alone when their sleeping.
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I egg them on. "Get it, get it!"

It's the cutest darned thing ever.

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I usually just leave my dogs alone...I never thought about encouraging them to catch whatever they are chasing! I will have to try that. When they are awake I don't allow chasing of animals and cars or whatever, so I let them when they sleep..
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As they say "let sleeping dogs lay".
I wouldn't wake them up.

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