Why you should never wake your dog if he does this during sleep

When a dog is sleeping peacefully, it can sometimes make sounds and have some kind of spasms in the stomach area.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 11:31
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Why you should never wake your dog if he does this during sleep

When a dog is sleeping peacefully, it can sometimes make sounds and have some kind of spasms in the stomach area. It's something similar to what happens to people when it's time to rest.

The natural reaction of its owner when seeing this situation is to immediately wake up the animal, since it gives the impression that it is suffering from some type of nightmare or has some problem.

However, the Instagram account @lamirada.amable, specialized in dog care, has warned in a video that you should not wake up a dog by seeing it make those gestures and those mini barks.

As explained in the video, dogs have sleep cycles just like humans “including the REM phase.” “In addition, in the REM phase they integrate learning and improve memory,” comments the girl in the post.

“The movements and noises they make are reactions to sleep,” he says regarding this situation. He also warns that waking them while they are in that phase can lead to the animal feeling confused and scared.

In the comments, many people have said that when they see their dog do that while they are sleeping, their reaction is to wake them up, since they think they are suffering from a nightmare.