How much sleep does a dog need?


Puppies sleep 18-20 hours per day, adult dogs sleep 12-14 hours per day, senior dogs sleep 16-18 hours per day


Smaller dogs sleep more than larger dogs, working dogs sleep less than non-working dogs

Activity level

Active dogs sleep less than less active dogs


Most adult dogs sleep 12-14 hours per day


It's important to let your dog sleep as much as they need

Signs of sleep deprivation

Restlessness, irritability, accidents in the house, excessive barking or whining

What to do if

Make sure your dog is getting enough exercise, provide a quiet and comfortable place to sleep, and rule out any medical conditions

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