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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Does my puppy sleep too much?

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Winter is now 3 months old and we seem to be in a decent routine now. The thing is, she doesn't sleep much at all during the day. Her bedtime has always been 10pm since we got her. But I also put her in her crate for an hour at about 7pm whilst I'm cleaning up, (that's MY crazy hour). When I let her back out to play after my cleaning, she just wants to sleep!! She goes back into her crate, or if I try and force her to stay awake she'll go into crazy overtired mode and start biting everyone.

So basically, she is sleeping from 7pm-7am. Plus probably 2 hours during the day. Of course she gets toilet breaks every 3-4 hours, but she always goes straight back into her crate and sleeps after. Is this normal??

We're not doing anything exhausting during the day by the way - usually a play in the garden in the afternoon, and a short walk in the evening. She's always full of energy after those.
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As long as you know that she doesn't have any health issues I'd say she's just getting the rest she needs. She's still just a baby and they sleep a lot. Stosh just turned 2 yrs old and he goes through spurts where he sleeps more than other days. Like last Sunday- he literally slept all day except for potty breaks and a brief play in the yard.
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i thought something was wrong with my pup
if was awake.
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Puppies sleep around 22 hours a day. Many adult dogs will sleep up to 20 hours a day. So, nope, sounds about right.

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Puppies sleep around 22 hours a day. Many adult dogs will sleep up to 20 hours a day. So, nope, sounds about right.
What!?!?! My pups must be insomniacs lol! They sleep through the night just fine 11pm(ish)-6am but play most of the day and evening. I wish they slept that much sometimes
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