Our adult dogs need to sleep on average 16 hours per 24. A puppy may need up to 20 hours of sleep.
Lying on a terrace or in an armchair, seemingly doing nothing, just observing us or watching and listening to the world is not sleeping, as when the senses are working the brain is stimulated: it is therefore an activity in itself.
If, generally speaking, a dog needs an average of 16 hours of sleep, he will need more rest and sleep if he participated in an exceptional activity. Just like ours, when we do more than usual, our dog’s brain and body require a longer recovery time; which will also depend on the individual’s age, health, habits. etc
And exciting or stressful activities also create fatigue, which will impose it’s own specific recovery time.
LET’S KEEP IN MIND that:
- Doing nothing is an activity;
- An exceptional activity deserves an exceptional recovery time;
- Each dog has his own optimal recovery time