How Much Sleep Dogs Should Be Getting

They tend to sync their rest with us but it differs based on age, activity level and size.

If you ever worry about how much time your dog spends sleeping…you probably don’t have anything to worry about! Canines usually snooze for 9 to 14 hours in a 24 hour period. They tend to sync their rest with us but it differs based on age, activity level and size. The reason dogs rest so much is due to the amount of rapid eye movement sleep they get. They only spend about 10% of the time they’re asleep in rem compared to humans who spend about 25%. As a result, may they compensate by sleeping more hours, more frequently.