How Much Do Puppies Sleep? How to Find the Ideal Puppy Sleep Schedule
When you think of puppies, you generally think of them curled up in a little ball, sleeping peacefully. But how much do puppies sleep? Is there an optimal amount of time?
It’s important to know how much is too much so that you can pick up if there is something wrong with your puppy.
How Much Do Puppies Sleep?
• 8-Week-old Puppies: 14 to 18 hours • 3-Month-Old Puppies: 12 to 14 hours • 6-Month-Old Puppies: 10 to 12 hours • 9-Month-Old Puppies: 8 to 10 hours
Setting Up a Sleep Schedule for Your Pup
Here’s exactly what you should be doing to create a good sleep schedule for your puppy.
Make Sure Your Puppy has a Comfortable Sleep Environment
This means creating a space that is quiet, dark, and warm.
Allow Your Puppy to Hydrate Before Bed
It’s important to ensure your puppy is well hydrated before they go to bed. This means giving them plenty of water to drink throughout the day and avoiding strenuous exercise in the evening.
Allowing for Potty Breaks
As mentioned above, puppies need to urinate and defecate frequently. This means that they will likely wake up several times during the night to relieve themselves.
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