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Do Dogs Dream About Their Owners?


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February 10, 2022 | Training & Behaviour

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Do Dogs Dream About Their Owners

Human dreams often revolve around their daily activities, but with illogical sequencing and direction. If you’ve wondered "what do dogs dream about?", the answer could probably be You! There is no possible way to find out what your paw mate is dreaming about, but we can always assume that it must have something to do with their daily routines.

A dreamland for dogs is most likely made up of elements of real-life woven together in jumbled scenarios, and since you are such an important part of their lives, you are included. Yes, your pup's nighttime adventures include all of those walkies, belly rubs, ear scratches, and good behavior rewards such as Crunch Banana Treats, which is why dogs move in their sleep. And, given that dogs have a more muted view of the world in terms of color than humans do, we can assume that this is reflected in their visual imagery of the dream world.

Dog Sleep Patterns

Dog Sleep Patterns

You may already be aware that humans experience various stages of sleep throughout the night, and that dreaming is most likely to occur at a specific point in the sleep cycle. Surprisingly, this appears to be true for dogs as well! Dogs require a lot of sleep, typically 12 to 14 hours per day. Puppies and older dogs will require even more sleep time. When going to bed at night or taking a nap, dogs, like humans, go through several sleep cycles. They first experience periods of wakefulness, followed by rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, and finally non-REM sleep. REM sleep is the stage of sleep during which vivid and memorable dreams occur.

Dogs and Nightmares

Dog Sleeping in the Hand

In reality, not all human dreams are delightful and fantastic. We all have nightmares or bad dream plots that we don't want to remember. Dogs are no exception. However, these dreams are difficult to track or observe. If your dog is simply paddling his legs and making excited noises, they are most likely dreaming about dinner flavored with yummy Seasoning Powder! However, if your dog is whining, crying, or growling, they may be having a nightmare in which they feel threatened or anxious. Try not to disturb them while sleeping, as it’s most likely that your dog will wake up in aggression. The best thing to do is to wait for them to wake up and comfort them. As the old saying goes, "Let sleeping dogs lie"

Seizures vs. Bad Dreams

Dog seizures are abnormal motor responses that originate in the brain, whereas dog dreams are simply normal electrical impulses; they could be reliving their walk from earlier in the day, or remembering that time they chased a squirrel up a tree! If your dog is having a seizure, it is best to remain calm and keep a safe distance from his head and mouth. Take away any furniture that could injure him. Although he appears unconscious and disoriented, it is best to comfort him gently. You can try talking to him softly until the seizure stops. If you don't see any improvement in his condition, you should seek medical attention right away.

Steps For A Good Night’s Sleep For Your Dog

  • Your dog is obsessed with you and very fond of you. So play with your dog, be affectionate, and make them feel loved.

  • Tire him out by training him or walking him around the park using Dogsee Chew treats.

  • Give him nutritious meals and monitor his intake.

  • Provide your dog with a comfortable bed.

  • Make sure your dog’s room is set to a comfortable temperature and is away from the noise so that your dog can have a peaceful dream.


Now that you've figured out what dogs dream about, although it is heartwarming to know that your pets are dreaming about you, it is critical to keep an eye on any unusual situation to avoid unfavorable outcomes. This blog will help you understand the basics of dog health, nutrition, and more.

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