How Much Sleep Should My 9 Week Old Puppy Be Having During The Daytime?

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My puppy seems to want a lot of sleep during the day. She never sleeps through the night and although i wake her to play before bedtime sometimes she just wants to go back to sleep. Nearly every night she wakes up whining and she wants to play around 3:30am. Is this because she sleeps a lot in the daytime.

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6 Responses to “How Much Sleep Should My 9 Week Old Puppy Be Having During The Daytime?”

  1. Deb E says:

    Puppies need lots of sleep during the day but I think that yours may be getting a little too much. Keep her awake at regular intervals for at least 1/2 hour with rewarded play. You can try walk her around the garden on her lead, reward her if she walks nicely with a small treat. Play with a pull toy, teach her to sit, reward her with a small treat. You’ll find puppies & adult dogs will do just about anything if there is food involved! & you will have done most of her training ready for when she is allowed out. At least with play she is being kept interested & active in activities that will hold her attention. Make sure she is fed & watered at regular intervals, my dogs water bowl is never dry. Leave a radio on for her at night & keep her in a crate. Do not then go to her in the night. If she is fed, watered & has a comfortable bed inside her crate she will be fine, & after a couple of nights her bad behaviour should have stopped. If she shows no signs of getting better, take her to the vets for a check up, she may have eaten something, such as a garden plant that doesn’t agree with her. The ideal age for a pup to leave it’s mother is between 8 & 10 weeks. You wont be able to take her on a walk outside of your garden until 2 weeks after her 2nd set of inoculations. When you are able to, take her on a long (but depending on the breed, depends on how long a long walk should be, research on the net to find out what is suitable for your pups breed, if you don’t already know) walk before you settle down for the night. You will find that this will also help settle her. Good luck. x

  2. Corona says:

    Though the puppy is unlikely to sleep through the night as she needs to pee at t night maybe two or three times before morning!

  3. Lucky Ellie says:

    Thats Puppies for you !
    I am 9 months now so I have calmed down. I get 3 good walks a day, so that I sleep all night. Good luck

  4. Tiny dancer says:

    It’s dangerous to take a young puppy age 3-10 weeks away from it’s mother.

  5. Laura says:

    Tiny Dancer
    its is dangerous to take a puppy away from its mother at 3 to 7 weeks 8 to 10 it 110% A OK!

  6. Ingrid says:

    Puppies need a lot of sleep, but you must be cautious. Your evening will depend on your puppy sleeping. If you let him sleep in the evening a lot, when he/her wakes up, theyll be refreshed and ready to play again. So to prevent your puppy from waking up many times, take him/her outside and play around with him/her. When she/he seems to get tired,(which is hopefully bedtime) you can take the puppy right inside it’s crate or bed and she should sleep well. Remember not to give food 2 hours before bedtime. Or else, she/he might wake you up in the middle of the night!!

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