During the day, dogs lead an active lifestyle: they play, run around at home, go for walks, and then they sleep. Dogs sleep more than humans. Adult dogs sleep for 12-14 hours a day, while puppies sleep about 18-20 hours a day. Nevertheless, at any age, a dog may face problems with sleep. In this article we will review the reasons causing insomnia in dogs and how to teach your dog to sleep at night.
To start with, you need to create a dedicated place for your dog to rest and sleep. A couch, a blanket, a cage, a dog cage cover and other accessories will help to create a comfortable place for the pet.
What are the causes of insomnia?
- Stress of moving — moving houses can negatively affect the dog’s sleep. Usually the adaptation takes about a week, then the puppy gets used to it and sleep returns to normal.
- Inactive dogs — the lack of physical activity can also cause insomnia. In this case, the pet does not have the opportunity to release the accumulated energy, which will also hinder quality sleep.
- Health problems — the cause of insomnia can be various ailments. If your dog whines,