View Full Version : Is This Normal Puppy Sleeping Behavior?

26th October 2011, 03:58 AM
I am probably paranoid, but every night Forrest has these "dreams" where he shakes a lot, breathes really hard and his heart races. Every night I worry, watch lots of YouTube videos of puppies sleeping, feel better about it and then the next night it worries me again.

Forrest is 9 weeks old and has been home a week. He sleeps pretty well through the night. I just recorded this video of him on my lap (sort of, he crawled into an awkward position he seemed to like)...so, is this normal?


26th October 2011, 04:27 AM
First off...how cute is Forest?!

Yes, that looks very normal to me. Brooklyn does that, sometimes she kicks hard too when she is sleeping, right into me! Sometimes she breathes heavy, sometimes just twitches and twitters, sometimes both. I would say...very normal.

26th October 2011, 04:33 AM
Thank you, thank you. I just really needed reassurance from someone with experience! I'll go ahead & let him do his thing tonight & stop stressing. :)

26th October 2011, 05:48 AM
Oh don't worry! Most of my posts on here are the "is this normal?!" kind of posts and 99% of the time it is, the reassurance just helps so much :)

26th October 2011, 10:52 AM
ha sparkles does that too...breeder warned me about that when i picked her up as to not freak me out.......its cute really......her snorting and snoring freaked me out more....she said they snore, but seriously!! we are going camping, betta warn the tent next to us, they wil think it is me hahaha

26th October 2011, 08:57 PM
He's adorable, and completely 'normal'. My Jessie looks as though he's performing Broadway musicals in his sleep.
Besides the normal twitching, he often runs, wags his tail and yaps in his sleep too.

27th October 2011, 10:11 PM
Thank you! I appreciate it :) I was able to enjoy his funny sleeping antics a little more last night knowing it's normal :)

27th October 2011, 11:35 PM
Our Chloe likes to do a back-kick sometimes + the snorting. So funny.