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Old 01-31-2013, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My girls dream a lot while they sleep. The paws move like they are running or playing. I will hear whining or an occassional yip or bark. I've even seen them suckling while they sleep.

I usually just let them dream away.

The hubby does not! He will disturb them enough to rouse them from their dreams.

I don't like it when he does. I know I wouldnt want to be woken up from a good dream.

His reasoning in doing so i just dont understand. He says its not good for them mentally and he was always told in the past to try to stop his dogs from dreaming.

What are your thoughts on waking a happily dreaming dog?

Do you let them dream? Do you disturb them or wake them?

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My female dreams all the time. While awake she never barks but while sleeping she is a great barker. My young male, I haven't noticed dreaming but he is still a baby.
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this could be an old wives tale, however, my mom used to always tell me when I was younger to NEVER wake the pups while they were dreaming because they could have a heart attack. She may have told me that to just make sure I didn't bother them, but still to this day I will not disturb Zeus or Ciara when dreaming.

How the heck would you feel if you were in the middle of your dream, and BAM! POW! someone wakes you up! I would be terrified!

not good for them mentally? they are just dreaming, we dream.
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OMG my hubby does the same thing and it drives me crazy! He says he does it because he doesn't like seeing Duke all agitated. Oh bloody hell! Just let them sleep and dream! If dreaming is good for us, why wouldn't it be for them?
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i usually let them dream away, isnt is never wake a sleeping dog? i could be wrong on that one.

ours dream all the time and they suckle, run, play, make funny noises, bark and Dually just started growling in her sleep.
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Dogs go through similar sleep stages as humans. They dream during REM sleep. I could only imagine it makes your dog more tired that they are not allowed to finish the full cycle of sleep! Next time it looks like your husband is in REM sleep, wake him up and tell him that its not good for him mentally , Just kidding!
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i love watching mine when they are dreaming. my husband and i start making up stories about what they are dreaming about. sometimes we even whisper 'get'em' in their ear to encourage it. nothing wrong with my babies...
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Dogs go through similar sleep stages as humans. They dream during REM sleep. I could only imagine it makes your dog more tired that they are not allowed to finish the full cycle of sleep! Next time it looks like your husband is in REM sleep, wake him up and tell him that its not good for him mentally , Just kidding!
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Yes, dreaming means they are in a very deep sleep. I love watching mine dream. It is so cute.
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There are only two situations I will wake my pups when they are dreaming:

1. If Gabby is shaking the bed like crazy from running in her sleep. Lol
2. If they sound like its a bad dream - whining/crying agitated sound.

If I do wake them, I do it very gently so they never jump, look surprised or anything. They just look at me and go right back to sleep.


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