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Help! My Dog Won’t Sleep at Night

Help! My Dog Won’t Sleep at Night

PETE DECKER / OCTOBER 13, 2019 / DOGS

There are some cases where it can be difficult to put your dog to sleep. Just like humans, dogs tend to be active during the daytime and prefer to doze off when nighttime comes. Even if they take some naps during the day, they should still be able to sleep at night. But what happens when your dog just won’t sleep?

Here are some tips to help you with this.

1

Go Out For A Night Walk With Your Dog

Taking your dog for a night walk is one way to make it feel tired and easily fall asleep. Perhaps, your canine companion is suffering from anxiety and stress, and getting it to exercise with you is one way to resolve this issue. Exercising is also good for the overall health and wellbeing of your pooch. So if you can’t find time to take your dog out for a walk during the day, take him to stroll with you at night. When you get home, your pooch will fall asleep immediately as a result of exhaustion.

Be sure to use a dog LED collar for night walks, so that it’s safer for both you and your dog.

2

Get An Orthopedic Dog Bed

Dogs that are suffering from body pain might have a hard time sleeping. In this case, you should get your dog an orthopedic dog bed. This bed is specifically designed to ease pressures from your dog’s body, and ease joint pain. Most manufacturers of dog beds claim that their products are orthopedic and have memory foam when they don’t.

Therefore, do your research well before you purchase this type of bed for your pooch.

3

Use Calming Aids

If exercising didn’t help your canine friend to doze off, try giving it calming aids. Perhaps your pooch is suffering from certain conditions and that’s why it feels restless and can’t get a good night’ sleep. If you cannot get your pooch to sleep even after giving it calming aids, it’s time to take it to a vet to be diagnosed.

4

Keep The Evening Calm

Just like humans, dogs will have a hard time sleeping in a chaotic and noisy environment. So try to give your pooch a peaceful and relaxing place to sleep. Also, your furry friend could easily pick up your vibe so if you are agitated and restless, your dog will feel the same thing, which will make it unable to sleep. So try to stay calm and relaxed to help your pooch get a good night’s sleep.

It’s also important to create a calming and relaxing environment to help induce your pet to sleep. An hour before bedtime, keep the surroundings calm, silent, and dark.

5

Take Your Dog To The Bathroom Before Bedtime

Sometimes, your dog will be disturbed during its sleep, as it will need to get up from time to time in order to pee. This is why you should train your pooch to take bathroom breaks before going to bed.

Sometimes, if your dog eats shortly before sleep and drinks plenty of water, there’s a tendency that its sleep will be disturbed because it needs to pee. So try to train your pet to pee before going to bed.

6

Do Crate Training

Crate training may be the solution to dogs that can’t sleep at night. Most dogs are able to sleep comfortably while confined in a crate. Also, when your pooch is kept in a crate, this will prevent it from going out to wander around. You can take your dog to sleep beside you in your bed if you want to.

But if your pooch is having a hard time sleeping, then consider crate training. Eventually, once your dog is trained to sleep at a particular time at night, that’s when you can get it to sleep beside you in bed.

Final Thoughts


There are many reasons why dogs can’t fall asleep easily. If the tips above can’t address this problem, then your dog is probably suffering from insomnia and must be taken to a vet to be checked. Don’t ever ignore this problem because there might be some underlying issues that have caused your dog not to sleep at night. Just like humans, dogs need to get enough rest to have that much-needed energy to remain active on the following day.