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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Shivles, Oct 8, 2013.


  1. Shivles

    Shivles PetForums Newbie

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    To feel extremely relieved when your pup falls asleep?! I'm quite glad of a rest from following him around, shouting no and having my pants ripped to shreds 😰
     
  2. AOTN1984

    AOTN1984 PetForums Junior

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    Ha ha I know exactly what you mean!
     
  3. MyMillie

    MyMillie MillieMoo'sMum

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    Its the most normal thing on this planet imo, these puppies can sure wear us out.....I remember it well :D
     
  4. BessieDog

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    I still love the time after I've come in from a walk and Bess collapses. It's 'me time'. :D
     
  5. Hanwombat

    Hanwombat I ♥ dogs with eyebrows !!

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    Yes! When Io falls asleep I can relax... though she is getting older now so not falling asleep as much but then she should gradually calm down with her nipping etc as well :)
     
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    I hated them being asleep when they were little - they were boring! But then I've had 2 very good pups so I think I am fortunate :)
     
  7. Twiggy

    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    Yes perfectly normal....LOL

    Why is it they always wake up during the last 5 minutes of a TV film/play that you're really engrossed in?
     
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    Sometimes,

    I know her sleeping patterns so I schedule to do thing during these times!

    Other then that I'm usually sitting their waiting for her to wake up! PLAY TIME!!
    Lol I'm still like a giddy child with her :w00t:

    She is fast approaching 12 weeks though so I'm trying to make the best of it before she turns! Haha
     
  9. Shivles

    Shivles PetForums Newbie

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    If all my pants weren't being ruined I'd enjoy the playing more, it all starts well then he gets too excited, starts to eat me and I have to tell him off >.<
     
  10. MollySmith

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    The only reason I'm here now is because we've come back from a run and she's asleep :D I find it very hard to work from home some days and Molly is 2, some days she is so distracted and energetic it's daft and always when I've a deadline.
     
  11. sezeelson

    sezeelson PetForums VIP

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    Try concentrating on calmer games or games with an objective such as retrieve (with reward) or even using a sturdy cat toy as a flirt poll!

    I completely avoid any games that have no 'objective' or involve just me and her. I've done this from day one and so far never gotten ott with me :) she does get mad with Rossi so I know she's got it in her!

    Might help?
     
  12. MollySmith

    MollySmith PetForums VIP

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    That's our big problem now I think about it. I've always done her training so she comes to find me not the OH, even though I've taught her a settle. She'll fall asleep with him and with me it's 'come oooon play'!
     
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    Dimwit PetForums VIP

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    My dog is 3 now and I am still relieved when he falls asleep;)
     
  14. Dogless

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    Perfectly normal.....I am still relieved when my big gangly 1 year old puppy falls asleep....and sometimes my big gangly 3 year old puppy too :w00t:.
     
  15. Fluffaluff

    Fluffaluff PetForums Member

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    Perfectly normal! as soon as bed time comes around my 3 are ready to be crated up for the evening. they each go into their beds and get a tiny treat for making the right choice :rolleyes: though at the moment the youngest appears to think Dougies bed is hers and she doesnt mind sharing, much to his amusement :blush:
     
  16. Happy Paws2

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    Yes, been there got the tee-shirt. :D
     
  17. lostbear

    lostbear Bear right at Newcastle . . .

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    Dead right it's normal!

    Same as with your kids - once you've checked that they are still breathing, you can flop into a chair and relax!
     
  18. Jackie99

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    Haha I would say that is perfectly normal :) Puppies/dogs can be very very exhausting and when they fall to sleep it can be great to have some time to yourself to unwind.
     
  19. BeauNoir

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    I used to wake Pixie up to play all the time when she was a baby. I was told she would be bouncing off the walls all day, and she did. For the 45 seconds she was awake between naps. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Shivles

    Shivles PetForums Newbie

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    The 2 year old screaming and running away from him doesn't help, obviously that makes him chase her lol. I've tried fetch but he does it a couple of times then ignores what I throw and bites my arm...
     
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