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Creating Puppy Zen

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Sleep is essential for a puppy’s healthy development © Can Stock Photo/Hannamariah

As soon as puppy comes home, allow her to have a designated place to sleep and rest away from everyone else and the busy household. Puppies will usually sleep 18-20 hours per day (Reisen, 2019). That’s a lot of sleep!

Sleep is “essential to healthy growth, contributing to the necessary development of his central nervous system, brain, immune system, and muscles. All of that sleep also helps him rest up during growth spurts.” (Reisen, 2019).

Buzzing noises and lights from household appliances, external lights and people walking past can all contribute to puppy simply not being able to rest. Personally, I do like crate or home created den areas, especially when covered, simply because they are a great safe space where the pup can sleep uninterrupted. (Issue 44, September 2020, pp.38-39). Read article

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