The fact that your Australian Cobberdog is chronically sleep deprived can lead to stress and serious illness. Sleep is intended to reorder the events of the day and to data processing and memory consolidation, which is why proper rest is important.
Puppies can sleep up to 20 hours a day. From the time a puppy is born until it reaches maturity, changes in its sleeping patterns occur. The time the puppies stay awake increases as the deep sleep time decreases. 4 weeks old, we are already in the socialisation period, the puppies remain alert more than 50% of the time. Little by little, and up to 8 weeks, the sleep patterns are more similar to that of an adult.
An average dog sleeps 12 to 14 hours a day. Dogs wake up frequently during their rest. In the same way that wolves (who are their ancestors in the evolutionary chain) do, they alternate sleep with waking moments. Sleep patterns in adult dogs will vary according to the vital activity the dog develops and familiarity with the environment. Dogs have an average of 23 sleep-wake episodes over an 8-hour period. Each episode consists of a sleep time of between 5 and 16 minutes followed by an awakening of about 5 minutes.
Good sleep for your Australian Cobberdog depends on several elements: