sleep

by Cheryl
(Chagrin Falls, Ohio)

How much sleep does a 2 year old indoor Great Pyrenees need?

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Aug 29, 2015
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Sleep
by: Donna

You can't force a dog to sleep. That is for sure.

As long as your dog is getting enough exercise, they'll sleep when they need to. If you've just taken your dog out for a long romp, they'll usually want to rest when they get back. Don't keep waking them up during this time.

That being said, if you do wake them up to go somewhere, again, and they want to go wherever you're going, then, that's fine.

If they don't want to get up, that means they need more sleep.

Aug 29, 2015
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rip van winkle
by: Anonymous

So, is the dog really sleeping or just laying there conserving energy, eyes half shut, but quite aware appearing asleep? It's all relative. If he seems completely lacking in the will to do anything all day, but becomes active during the night, that's not abnormal for a Pyr. If he were to expend tremendous amounts of energy for long hours, and then hit the sack for a long nap, that's not abnormal either. If, however, he's lethargic 24/7 for no good reason, you need your vet to find out why.

Aug 30, 2015
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As much as he can get.
by: Bill E.

Actually that should be as much as he can get + a couple of hours. Seriously unless you have the rare high energy Pyr unless there is a need to do otherwise they see no reason to be spending energy entertaining anyone other than themselves. On the opposite side of that coin if they are on alert for some reason they can go weeks on end with you swearing they never sleep.

So which dilemma are you facing? Never sleeps or comatose couch potato?

Sep 07, 2015
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nocturnal
by: Tressie

Just in case your question is relating to the fact that your dog is more active at night - Great Pyrenees are naturally nocturnal. Throwback to when they had to guard flocks that were generally predated at night. Hence, they do tend to be more alert during night, although most will adjust to your sleep patterns, let's just say they are light sleepers.

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