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Hi everyone. I just became a pet owner. There are many questions I want to ask your guys. I am wondering what is the average amount of sleeping time for dogs. I am a college student who always stay up late, and my dog is always there with me. I don't want to affect his health.






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my 14 year old sleeps about 20-22 hours a day. My 7 year old sleeps about 18 hours on a boring day, or about 10 hours on an active day. And my 1 year old sleeps about 10 hours regardless of activities.
 

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Sleep = 0
"Resting my eyes" = ~16

I have seen Hershey actually knocked-out-sawing-wood sleeping only one time. The rest of the time a shift of my weight and she pops her head up.

I would say that as long as you're not up late and forcing him to run around or play with you that he'll be okay. I've pulled a few late nights lately and Herhsey will curl up by my side or head into her crate on her own. She gets going a bit later the next morning if we're up REALLY late, but she flops down for a nap when she needs it.
 

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My dog appears to be sleeping most of the time she is home. I can yell her name or clap my hands to no effect, but if I even whisper "who-dat" or "where's the mouse" or " where's the bug" she will instantly pop to all fours and either run to the window barking, start looking around the floor for a mouse, or in the air for a fly.

The only time I know for sure she is sleeping is when she is in REM sleep.
 

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