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unknown 4 6.25%
doesn't sleep 1 1.56%
0-2 hrs 6 9.38%
2-4 hrs 15 23.44%
4-6 hrs 13 20.31%
6+ hours 25 39.06%
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Pretty much whenever we aren't doing something "interesting". They have a "wild play time" for about an hour in the morning, and again in early evening. Otherwise, they hang out and sleep if we aren't doing something with them. then they have PLENTY of energy!
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I checked 2-4 on the pole, but I'm only guessing. She gets up with my husband and goes outside for potty, then goes back to sleep. Then she gets up again when I get up and we go for a walk. She'll be up for a bit after that and then naps again. Gets up around late morning for another walk. She'll usually stay alert until late afternoon than she naps. Up again for dinner and another walk and more play. Then naps a little more then gets up for more play before her last potty. Maybe she sleeps more than 4 hours!



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If it's gray and raining Sassy sleeps all day. She'll play for about 10 minutes then she wants to curl up and go back to sleep.

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I checked 2-4 on the pole, but I'm only guessing. She gets up with my husband and goes outside for potty, then goes back to sleep. Then she gets up again when I get up and we go for a walk. She'll be up for a bit after that and then naps again. Gets up around late morning for another walk. She'll usually stay alert until late afternoon than she naps. Up again for dinner and another walk and more play. Then naps a little more then gets up for more play before her last potty. Maybe she sleeps more than 4 hours!
This is pretty much Ricky's schedule too. Sometimes it is hard to tell if he is sleeping. Sometimes he just hangs out quietly, curled up with one eye open, watching us work on the computer, read, watch TV. However, if one of us gets up to do something, Ricky is at our side, ready for any activity!

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This is pretty much Ricky's schedule too. Sometimes it is hard to tell if he is sleeping. Sometimes he just hangs out quietly, curled up with one eye open, watching us work on the computer, read, watch TV. However, if one of us gets up to do something, Ricky is at our side, ready for any activity!

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Interestingly, I've just been reading a book about stress in dogs. It turns out that dogs who sleep and/or rest less than 17 hours per day have much higher stress levels than those who get at least this much down time.
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Interestingly, I've just been reading a book about stress in dogs. It turns out that dogs who sleep and/or rest less than 17 hours per day have much higher stress levels than those who get at least this much down time.
I an attest to the truth of that study. My dogs love extra activity, but they totally crash after all settles down. They get visibly stressed if it goes on too long. That's one reason I usually crate them in a quiet place when we have all the kids and grands here.
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Ollie sleeps whenever play or training stops. He will follow me from room to room as I work, but he cat naps while I am cleaning in each room. He has a dedicated nap time when I crate him in the afternoon. I do this so that when I have things to do outside of the home I can crate him when I am gone and he just goes down for a nap which feels normal to him. He gets up at eight and goes to bed at eleven. He naps for two hours and sleeps a lot during the rest of the day and evening. I would guess he sleeps six plus hours.







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It turns out that dogs who sleep and/or rest less than 17 hours per day have much higher stress levels than those who get at least this much down time.
That is interesting! I wonder how "rest" is defined. Certainly Ricky is at "rest" more than he is active. His vigorous playtimes with his Momi and Popi last for 10 minutes or less during the day and total less than an hour per day. He goes on his two walkies a day that total about an hour. Then we train in 10 minute sessions for about 30 minutes per day. The rest of the time he is quietly resting or quietly entertaining himself with a toy. He usually shuts down and sleeps around 8 pm in his bed while we watch TV, read, or work on the computer. We put him in his crate around 9:30 pm and we get him up to potty around 6:30 am. He will then hop on the bed and nap some more until about 8am when we go for our morning walkies. So I would say Ricky gets about 17hours of sleep and rest, depending on how rest is defined.

This was a BIG birthday weekend at our house, celebrating three people and dog birthdays, with family and their dogs staying Saturday and Sunday. Ricky and the other dogs were going constantly to the point of over-stimulation. The party is now over and everyone has left. It is 6pm and Ricky is not sleeping yet, but he is resting quietly at my side. He will be sleeping shortly, as well as Momi and Popi.

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I think that that "quiet time" counts as "rest". They don't have to be knocked out, sleeping. It's also not a bad thing to have a busy day here and there. I think it's just important to keep in mind how much "down time" they need, in general, to keep stress levels down.


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