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#31 User is offline   JackC 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:03 PM

View PostOdin-Genie, on 18 June 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

My golden retriever whines in her sleep. Most of the time it is minor but sometimes it sounds like she is whimpering. I usually just hug her or pat her and that seems to calm her down.


carefull odin, if its a really bad dream she could snap at you without realizing or waking up in time

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:51 PM

View PostJackC, on 18 June 2013 - 04:03 PM, said:

View PostOdin-Genie, on 18 June 2013 - 01:43 PM, said:

My golden retriever whines in her sleep. Most of the time it is minor but sometimes it sounds like she is whimpering. I usually just hug her or pat her and that seems to calm her down.


carefull odin, if its a really bad dream she could snap at you without realizing or waking up in time

She has never been aggressive. It is more like a pitiful whining. Both my dogs are very used to being handled when they are sleeping. Mostly because they tend to sneak up on the bed and we have to move them in the middle of the night!!! My goldy seems to immediately sense when I or OH touch her. All we have to do is gently touch her and she stops whimpering.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

Coincidence that this subject came up - Mickey (Min Pin) sleeps on my bed and in his 7+ years I've never heard him 'have a dream', always just bombs out. Two nights ago we were in bed, I was reading and Mick as usual sound asleep beside me. Suddenly he leapt up, snarling and snapping, just missed my arm. I grabbed him and it took a few seconds before he stopped being aggressive (which he never is). He then got the shakes and it took a while before he would settle again. Must have been a ripper of a nightmare!

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:49 PM

I did a good old Google search & up came an article from Psychology Today's blog by Dr Stanley Coren (the bloke who did the work on intelligence in dogs). Do Dogs Dream.
So many of the things in it, bear out what posters have already said:
http://www.psycholog...0/do-dogs-dream
He even tells how you can tell when your dog starts to dream.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:31 AM

Took this pic with my phone a few nights ago, Maddie sound asleep next to me on the lounge. She was yip yipping away in dreamland and when I looked at her I thought that's either a huge smile or someone is about to die :scared:

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:00 PM

Ok I'm spending too much time with babies cos I saw that smile and though 'aw cute, I bet she's farting!' :rofl:

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

:eek: what big fangs you have Maddie!

When my Kelpie dreams she sometime has her back legs going or she whimpers... Lacey my Cav doesn't dream as much but when she does she only makes a noise for a minute or so then settles back down.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

:rofl: PD! It does look like she has !

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:46 AM

[quote name='mita' timestamp='1371548943' post='6229892']
I did a good old Google search & up came an article from Psychology Today's blog by Dr Stanley Coren (the bloke who did the work on intelligence in dogs). Do Dogs Dream.
So many of the things in it, bear out what posters have already said:
http://www.psycholog...0/do-dogs-dream
He even tells how you can tell when your dog starts to dream.

Interesting article Mita, thanks for sharing :)

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:30 AM

View PostPuddleDuck, on 19 June 2013 - 02:00 PM, said:

Ok I'm spending too much time with babies cos I saw that smile and though 'aw cute, I bet she's farting!' :rofl:

It's just a fart if you're lucky. You know that!
Baby poo faces are hilarious. Such concentration!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 11:05 AM

Silly question .... but very relevant around here sometimes. :)
Do dogs snore & dream at the same time? Lily the tibbie next door who comes to stay, is tiny & pretty, but snores like a bull-dozer at work, during periods throughout the night. I imagine even the creatures in her dreams would put their fingers in their ears.

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