Doggy Dreams

@mergl81 (195)
United States
January 31, 2007 4:08pm CST
Does anyone else have a dog who barks in their sleep? Mine does. It's not a loud bark, it's actually muffled, kinda like when you talk under your breath. She starts moving her legs around too. I like to think she's dreaming about chasing squirrels, which she likes to do. I hope she's not having any bad dreams.
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@mazmoaz (248)
• Norway
31 Jan 07
Maybe it's not bad dreams. Your dog is just probably chasing something or someone as you say.
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@scarydog (170)
1 Feb 07
Scary dreams all the time.... usually after a few minutes of sleep...he growls and whines and sometimes shakes a little and his legs start moving as if he's running....probably dreaming about chasing something...but he does get a little spooked sometimes when he wakes up suddenly...sits up and just looks around as if to say.. where am I? But he is so cute to watch.
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
6 Feb 07
Mine gets the same look if we wake her.
• United States
1 Feb 07
Mine do. But he's only dreaming and as soon as I tell him so, he quiets down and is okay. They like to hear the sound of your voice reassuring them that they are okay and there is no danger (as per their dream).
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
1 Feb 07
My dog is a pretty light sleeper. If I try to talk to her why she's sleeping she'll just wake up.
@candygurl24 (1880)
• Canada
1 Feb 07
I don't have a dog myself, but when I go for visits back home I stay with my grandparents. They own a toy pomeranian..or excuse me, I'll correct myself, the toy pomeranian truly owns my grandparents..lol. She is very very spoiled. She sleeps in a miniature bed, on her back, covered up with her very own 'blankie'. She wiggles alot while sleeping and snores almost as loud as a human..she's quite the act.
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
1 Feb 07
My dog snores too, but not very loud.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Mine does the same thing. I think she dreams about chasing the cats. But her bark gets louder and louder until she actually wakes herself up. The expression on her face is priceless--like, "who the heck woke me up?"
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Yeah when my dog wakes herself up her expression is pretty funny too. She'll look around for whatever she was dreaming about I guess, until she realizes where she is.
@vhansen (2029)
• United States
31 Jan 07
That's so cute.Mine doesn't bark but will growl and snirl her lip up with the feet moving.My granny used to say that if you could cover a dog's head with a hanky will they were dreaming and not wake them,then place the hanky under your pillow you'd have the same dream.I never tried it thinking it was just an old wives tale.If anyone does I'd love to hear about it.;-)
@mergl81 (195)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I've never heard of that one before, maybe I'll try it! My husband will probably think I'm nuts!
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
31 Jan 07
I have a wire fox terrier and he does the same things that you describe your dog doing. My dog will have a little muffled bark, move his legs and even whine sometimes! The first time he did it, I was a bit worried. But he has done it so often now that I no longer worry. Wouldn't it be great to know what they were dreaming about!
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
1 Feb 07
It would be great, if only they could tell us:)
@quispy (572)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Mine also does this. Sometimes she actually whines like she is being hurt, and I wake her up. Most of the time I find it amusing, except when she make noises like shes being hurt or chased, or just not liking something.
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@mergl81 (195)
• United States
1 Feb 07
I haven't heard my dog whine in her sleep. She usually just seems like she's chasing something.
@Pawnzor (220)
• India
1 Feb 07
My dog does dream and it growls,barks in a low tone and shakes sometimes
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@chertsy (3804)
• United States
1 Feb 07
Makes you wonder what they dream about. Mine will make the noises and looks like she's running in place, lol. My husband says she's dreaming of chasing cats, something that she likes to do. I think it's cute. I wonder if cats dream.
• United States
1 Feb 07
When we first got my little dog as a puppy she used to sometimes wimper a little and stuff. I hear dogs dream about what happened during the day. On occasion now my dog will move her feet, her nose. And the funny thing on occasion when she is in certain ways she sleeps she will actually snore! Its down right funny.
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@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
1 Feb 07
My dogs dream too, its fun to watch them and imagine what they are dreaming about. My dog has had a bad dream before, she really barked and woke herself up and you could tell she was scared and then relieved that she was safe.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
My schnauzer, Molly will be completely still, and all the sudden she makes this little muffled yelp/bark. I don't know if she's having good dreams or bad dreams b/c when she's awake, she never makes that sound. Sometimes I want to wake her up, but one time I did, and she looked scared, like maybe she was having a bad dream, but then she looked sad like she thought I'd done something bad to her--whatever she was dreaming about. So now I just let her sleep through them.
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31 Jan 07
my dog is so funny when she sleeps, he barks sometimes, her legs always kick, shes kicked me off the sofa before in her sleep....we think she is dreamin about chasing us around and things
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@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
31 Jan 07
OH yeah... mine run in their sleep, twitch their faces in their sleep, bark, wimper, whine, one even growls. The only thing that really upsets me is sometimes one of them yelps in his sleep and that makes me sad. If they are kicking their feet and barking or whatever, I let them have their fun in their dreams. But the yelper, I usually wake him up just in case he's having a bad dream.
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• United States
31 Jan 07
I'm sure they must dream. Mine at times will be sound asleep and you see his legs moving as if he's running. I have the feeling that most animals do have something they experience that is very close to what we experience in dreams.
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
31 Jan 07
Yeah, both of my dogs do the same. Even the Husky, who is not usually very vocal when she's awake, will "talk" in her sleep!
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