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I’m a first time puppy owner , I have a miniature dachshund who is 4 months old, I’ve had him 9 days.

i was just wondering how normal it is for him to be sleeping so much!
I swear he’d sleep all day if I stayed there, lol.
he’s right now going into a 2 hour nap.

food doesn’t even rouse him.
In the mornings I have to physically pick him out of his crate to go potty lol
 

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Puppies temd to play hard and then sleep hard, and while some puppies are calmer and chill than others, that doesn't sound typical, especially for a Dachshund. Has he been to the vet?
 

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Puppies sleep, sleep and then sleep some more. That is totally normal, even for boxer puppies.
 

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No puppy of mine that age slept and slept and slept or gave me the impression she'd sleep all day if I weren't around to wake her. They'd play vigorously for a while, sleep for a while, play a while, sleep a while. At 4 months I think all of mine were sleeping or at least quiet through the night, but I can remember waking to see one on her back, quietly playing with her own front feet. At 4 months they were going to puppy kindergarten, 40 minutes to get there and an hour-long class. Maybe they slept on the way home, but were sure to wake when we got there and go for a potty walk before back in the house. I second the idea that if this puppy hasn't had a thorough check out by a vet aware of its sleeping all the time, it should have just that.
 

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No puppy of mine that age slept and slept and slept or gave me the impression she'd sleep all day if I weren't around to wake her. They'd play vigorously for a while, sleep for a while, play a while, sleep a while. At 4 months I think all of mine were sleeping or at least quiet through the night, but I can remember waking to see one on her back, quietly playing with her own front feet. At 4 months they were going to puppy kindergarten, 40 minutes to get there and an hour-long class. Maybe they slept on the way home, but were sure to wake when we got there and go for a potty walk before back in the house. I second the idea that if this puppy hasn't had a thorough check out by a vet aware of its sleeping all the time, it should have just that.
Thankyou for the reply!
He has been to the vet and he gave him the once over, checked his temperature, gums, eyes and felt him and said he was fine .
Once he’s up he is full of beans bouncing around.
we did a park walk yesterday and even when we got home he wanted to play some more.
I was just concerned he doesn’t wake up of his own accord it’s usually because I will be moving around doing something and so he will come investigate lol
 

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park walk yesterday and even when we got home he wanted to play some more.
I was just concerned he doesn’t wake up of his own accord it’s usually because I will be moving around doing something and so he will come investigate lol
They always have to investigate don't they? :D

"Ooooh, kitchen noises!"
 

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Once he’s up he is full of beans bouncing around.
we did a park walk yesterday and even when we got home he wanted to play some more.
Oh, sorry. From your original post, I got the impression all he did was sleep and wasn't up and playful like a normal puppy at all. Above sounds normal.
 

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Young puppies need to sleep about 18 hours per day for growth and development.
A lot of common puppy misbehaviors are the result of the puppy being overtired, like a toddler that's stayed up too late on Christmas and now has the screaming meemies.
 
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