Normal Sleep Habits While we, the average human, need about 8 hours of sleep a day to function properly, our dogs will sleep between 12-14 hours in a day. Usually this time will be split up so that they are sleeping roughly 8 hours a night (when we do) and the other 4-6 hours will come in the form of napping. This time frame can vary greatly depending on the type of dog that you have. The normal habits of your pet will depend on things like: Working dogs. Police or service dogs will likely sleep less during the day because they are much more active, and usually work the same “shift” that their human works. Dogs that are frequently bred to be working dogs, such as Labs or German Shepherds, may sleep less naturally even if they are not trained as service dogs. Puppies. Puppies, like babies, will…
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