my puppy sleep too much

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  1. trigger1

    trigger1 Trigger

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    my puppy (8 weeks old) sleeps like a pig, he sleeps for like 3-5 hours straight and then wake up, eat, and do his business , we play w/ him for a little bit and then he gets tire and go back to sleep, can you guys tell me is this normal for puppies?
     
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    Don't knock it !! Enjoy !! Puppies sleep a lot...especially when they go to their new homes..... they don't get much sleep when with their litter !
     
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    oc_spirit Snow Girl

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    Yup perfectly normal! It's ust like babies :) As he gets older he'll become more active like a toddler
     
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    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    It's perfectly normal... enjoy it while it lasts. :)
     
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    thanks
     
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    btw he's just so cute :)
     
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    milo Labrador lover!!!!!

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    yer its normal n yer i agree hes soo cute hehe! :)
     
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    thank you, he looks so cute & innocent, doesn't he?! :)

    btw, how come when i put a dog leash around his neck and try to walk him, he doesn't want to walk or follow me but when i take it off then he would wiggle his tail and follow happily. can you tell me what i need to do to get him use to the dog leash?

    thanks
     
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    Keep it on him in the house at first, so he gets used to it. Then when he's on leash try to make him come to you with a treat in your hand and get him to follow the treat while you walk next to him. He should catch it pretty fast.

    And he's really adorable! What breed/mix is he?
     
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    his mom is a beagle, his father is a pekingese.

    ok i will put the dog collar on him in the house, but i should take it off when he goes to sleep eh?

    thanks
     
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    Yes, just leave it on one hour at a time or something, and keep a look on him.
     
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    Mastiffgirlie ican'tkeepmyeyesoffyou

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    A word of advice, Don't let him get ahold of it. Vixie got ahold of her collar and RIPPED IT TO SHREDS ! :eek:
     
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    He's too young for a collar and leash. Get him used to a collar... ( I " undress" them at night ) and get a harness for walks.... safer for them ... make it fun time !!!
     
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    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    Very cute pup. I thought mine slept too much too, but I haven't had a young pup in a long time. My Jake is now 10 weeks old. He didn't seem to mind the collar too much. I used a light puppy leash outside when I walk him. At first I put it on him and let him pull the leash to get used to it. Now he doesn't mind the leash.
     
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    i think that's a great idea, put the leash on him when i go outside and let him pull the leash so he can get use to it

    thanks
     

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