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I have my rescue pup Stevie for about 6 months now. He is just coming out of his shell now, so amazing to watch him become a dog.

Over the last week or so he has been getting up in the middle of the night and wandering around the house, we can hear him bump into things and it kind sounds like he is drunk.

When he dreams he runs on his side, barks and wags his tail.

He is totally healthy, gets plenty of exercise and a walk at about 10 pm each night.

So does he sleepwalk or is he looking for a midnight snack?

 

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Hard to tell without seeing the behavior. I do know that dogs don't sleep 8 hours straight like we do. My dogs have rawhides in their crates and I often am awakened at 2-3 am with the sounds of them chewing and banging the rawhides on the sides of their crates as they do. It's possible that he gets up in the middle of the night, wanders around like usual and bumps into stuff because he can't see. I can't tell you anything about him dreaming though.
 

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If he does something like this, he's probably sleepwalking. :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2BgjH_CtIA

(I love when my pups run in place in their sleep... the other day, one of my puppies was doing that and yelping in his sleep, and his brother trotted over and watched him for a moment, very concerned. He kissed his face as if to comfort him, which woke him up... and he kissed him back! So sweet!)

(Your Stevie looks like a sweet boy btw!)
 

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How old is he?
I;'d have your vet check his bloodwork incase there are any imbalances there.


And the above video, while passed around as a funny video, isn't really funny at all. The owner of the dog uploaded three videos of the dog "sleep running", and in the two videos not passed around as much, the dog clearly has a neurological disease. It's sad.
 

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That's a funny thing about dogs sometimes. My dog is also doing the thing of barking while she's sleeping. I hope that's normal and not a nightmare.
 

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And the above video, while passed around as a funny video, isn't really funny at all. The owner of the dog uploaded three videos of the dog "sleep running", and in the two videos not passed around as much, the dog clearly has a neurological disease. It's sad.
I know that all sleepwalking is basically a brain misfire (REM sleep normally paralyzes you so you won't act out your dreams). Is there medication for that problem in dogs? I tried Google but didn't see anything about it -- maybe I didn't use the right keywords.
 

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And the above video, while passed around as a funny video, isn't really funny at all. The owner of the dog uploaded three videos of the dog "sleep running", and in the two videos not passed around as much, the dog clearly has a neurological disease. It's sad.
I thought the same thing and looked into it... The owner claims that the dog has an excellent neurological vet and does not have a neurological disease... she's 14 and has been sleepwalking her whole life. I hope that's the case.
 
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