Advice on sleeping - how much?
Hi everyone, thanks for this wonderful forum, I have learned lots already!!!
We have a 9 week old girl, black and tan, and totally gorgeous - called Tonka. She isnt our first Dobie but our other two were rescues so this makes her the youngest Dobie we have had. I get the biting/mouthing thing (the dobershark effect!) and we are a work in progress!!
My main concern is the fact that she doesnt sleep enough! If we are sitting quietly she will happily fall asleep but as soon as we both leave the room she comes with us, which is fine except that if we are outside she runs around outside, plays happily with her toys, or our other (8 year old, not very active) dog. She is happy to be playing somewhere nearby and I was thinking that was okay, but I have just read somewhere that she should sleep 18 hours a day!!! Should we shut her in when we are outside so that she sleeps (she howls a bit but she does settle eventually) or is it better to let her decide when she needs to sleep!! Any advice would be great!