07.25.2010 08:08 AM


Dear Internet:

Do puppies ever sleep? Ever?

Thank you.




  1. They sleep when you do and you have to work more than raising kids. Take your rubber gloves and bags when you go walking.

  2. Namesake says:

    Apparently the “tic-tic-tic” of an old-style wind up clock can soothe them & help them settle down enuff to sleep since it simulates their mothers’ heart beat. (Time to hit a garage sale or a WalMart if you don’t have one.) And, I guess you have cause to renew that subscription of the National Post, now, for the next few months.

  3. sassy says:

    Puppies sleep fast, very very fast.

  4. allegra fortissima says:

    You don’t know that by now??? Geez…


  5. Brammer says:

    This phase is (fortunately) very brief.

  6. Ronald O'Dowd says:


    For Tim.

    What about Conservative strategists????

  7. Sandra says:

    I had a problem with a puppy cocker spaniel years ago. I was in the Pet food store and was grumbling about it. The guy there told me to try to get a T-shirt my husband had worn (not washed and not really dirty) and put it in his bed (dog’s that is) like a sheet covering the mattress.

    Believe it or not it worked.

  8. tall texan says:

    That is why they call it puppy hell ! Have fun!

  9. Darren K says:

    I can vouch for the ticking alarm clock and some clothing with your scent on it. If you are kennel training – highly recommended – put the kennel on a chair so she can see you.

    Don’t you owe me a letter?


  10. Zachary Scott Smith says:

    I would suggest getting an old blanket and go back to where you get the puppy from and if there are still some other puppies leave the blanket for a day to get their scent that will help settle her and then go buy a crate and put the puppy in the crate and give up one or two nights letting her get used to it and they like any other baby she will be as good as gold after that.

  11. Cath says:

    We lost our border collie recently after 14 really good years with her, then our 18 year old cat died three weeks later. I swore off another animal when I couldn’t take the losses any longer. That lasted, oh, maybe three months tops.
    We got a new border and we adopted a local golf course’s “course” stray cat they named Mulligan.
    We became so used to having old and/or sick animals in the house that needed some care but nothing compared to young, healthy ones.
    We forgot all about the energy the new pets take. They can jump, climb and get into all kinds of stuff.
    Wait until the chewing stage – hide your remotes, tools, girls hair clips, elastics, soap.
    The experience and adoration from your kids…………….priceless.

  12. Rick T. says:

    In a word. No!

  13. Well I really don’t have any complications with my snoozing but thanks for publishing this, interesting read

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