Haven’t we done what this puppy is doing? Dozing off, but really trying to fight off sleep? The way this puppy doze off is just adorable. Hope you enjoy the video below!
Just because this puppy looks cute dozing off, does it mean it’s all right to wake up a dog when he’s actually sound asleep? There are different ways to safely wake up your sleeping dog.
Now, some dogs are probably okay with you waking them up by touch when they are asleep. If you’ve had your dog for a while, you already know how best to wake them up. But let’s say you are new to having a dog. And you are not 100% sure how best to approach a sleeping dog, there are some “safety” practices. Not that they are dangerous. But in the wild, dogs and their cousins did or do have to protect themselves from intruders.
So, if you don’t know for sure how to wake up a dog that’s sleeping, below are some tips to give you some ideas. It’s a good idea to make noise away from them first, so they are not startled by someone touching them when they are sound asleep.
You can even call their name first, talk to them before they open their eyes, but from a distance. This is probably a good thing to teach children, who may think that it’s like waking up their mommy or daddy. Just so there’s no unpleasant surprise to scar their experience with dogs.
How to wake a dog when he’s sleeping
Some people recommend that when a dog is sleeping, do not wake them up. They think that a dog may be startled if we touch them in their sleep and in a moment of instinctual self-preservation (as they would in the wild) act out of self-defense because they can’t see that it is their beloved family waking them up. Perhaps this applies to individuals. And perhaps every relationship is different. Some people have had experiences that sent them to the hospital. And some have no problem at all. If you want to be on the safe side, this is what you can do. If you want to wake your dog up from her sleep, call her name. Let her wake up at a distance from you. Others suggest throwing treats near their beds. They’ll wake up to a treat, and they’ll see you at a distance. Perhaps the point of these advisers is to not touch them while they are asleep, but wait til they awake to touch them. Enjoy this sweet moment watching this lovely puppy doze off.