Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Puppy Forum


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:15 PM
Domestika's Avatar
Domestika Domestika is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,155
Default Does my puppy sleep too much?

My almost 8 week old puppy sleeps constantly! I know that puppies are babies and that they need a LOT of sleep. I'm just frequently surprised by how pooped she is after virtually no exercise or activity.

Even first thing in the morning when she should have (or so I thought) pent up energy to burn, she still gets out of her crate, gets some water, has a pee and then sleeps around for ages.

She is basically always laying down or sleeping. She'll play when we play with her, and once or twice a day she'll get pretty wound up (running, biting) for about 10 minutes. But other than that she's snoozing.

Yes, I am a paranoid puppy mom! I know that! I'm sure this is perfectly normal, I just want to hear it from other people. Worst case scenario I'll just mention it to one of the vets at work and see if they have any concerns.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:20 PM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812
Default

LOL!!! Are you bragging or complaining !!!??? Bring this post up in 3 months !
__________________
A light for all who are crossing dark times.


http://mauzysmusings.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:32 PM
Domestika's Avatar
Domestika Domestika is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbatd View Post
LOL!!! Are you bragging or complaining !!!??? Bring this post up in 3 months !
hahahaha
I know, I know! I can't help it, I'm paranoid! This is my first puppy and I'm worried that she's like...OVERLY lethargic. Not bragging!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:47 PM
Toller_08's Avatar
Toller_08 Toller_08 is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 8,155
Default

When we brought Keira home she mostly slept as well. Unless she's acting lethargic or anything, I wouldn't worry at all. Young puppies sleep a lot - enjoy it while it lasts! At 8 months, now it's a cause for celebration when Keira finally decides it's nap time, lol.
__________________


Journey - Oracle Twist of Fate TreeStarr
Ripley
Dance - Tollwest's Dancing In Style CGN FM RN
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-21-2008, 05:09 PM
Kela
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Want to trade?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-21-2008, 05:23 PM
bnwalker2's Avatar
bnwalker2 bnwalker2 is offline
My house is a zoo
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,790
Default

Lucky you! I have three (yes, three) puppies under the age of 6 months old. I swear they NEVER sleep! LOL
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-22-2008, 09:55 AM
Jared. Jared. is offline
Active Pup
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 16
Default

My puppy slept a lot as well. She's a year old and is still sleeping/lying around for a majority of the day.

What breed is the pup?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-22-2008, 10:04 AM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812
Default

Yes they sleep a lot and play a lot ! We need pictures !!
__________________
A light for all who are crossing dark times.


http://mauzysmusings.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-22-2008, 11:05 AM
Domestika's Avatar
Domestika Domestika is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bubbatd View Post
Yes they sleep a lot and play a lot ! We need pictures !!
I'll post some when I get a chance. Maybe during one of her 500 naps.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-22-2008, 11:05 AM
Domestika's Avatar
Domestika Domestika is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: B.C., Canada
Posts: 1,155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jared. View Post
My puppy slept a lot as well. She's a year old and is still sleeping/lying around for a majority of the day.

What breed is the pup?
She's a German Shepherd.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site