The Maltese puppy in this video is waking up very gently, thanks to his pet mom. Puppies sleep so much, sometimes we wonder if we need to wake them up for activities. Dogsaholic shares some insights on this topic. A puppy’s body grows very fast, which means a lot of energy is being used for that developmental process. It is a good thing that puppies sleep as much as they do to facilitate their quick physical development. They can sleep from 18 to 20 hours a day. The minimum they need is 17 hours of sleep. When they are awake, they are busy and energetic. They have to learn to respond to their own names, commands to stay and sit, new people to get acquainted with, rooms to sniff, family pets to socialize with.
You know how a puppy can suddenly fall asleep? They may be eating dinner, and all of a sudden, they fall into a deep sleep. You can’t wake them up even if you cuddle with them. That’s because puppies do not have a perception of tiredness. This sudden falling asleep is normal in puppies. You just need to keep an eye on them so they don’t fall asleep in the water bowl. Puppyhood is a good time to train them to associate sleepiness with using their doggie bed. When they start to fall asleep, pick them up and put them in their own bed. In time, they’ll know to go to their bed when they feel tired. You and your puppy might sleep through the night if you feed the pup and give him water 4 hours before bedtime. Play games with them in the evening to tire them out, but always quieting them down before bedtime so they are exhausted but not still feeling stimulated. In fact, it is a good idea to help the puppy develop the habit of calming down after they play. You can learn more about this topic here.
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