Wondering how many hours a day your cavapoo will slumber, leaving you at peace to work, do chores or maybe even take your own nap? An adult cavapoo will sleep for 15 hours per day, that is typically comprised of sleeping throughout the night with several naps throughout the day. Smart owners will soon realise that a morning walk first thing (45 minutes to one hour) is an excellent way to stimulate both dog and owner. As a result, both should feel a little calmer and centred upon returning home to start the day. It is very noticeable when my cavapoo hasn’t had his morning walk, he is more restless and sometimes mischievous.
When do cavapoo puppies sleep through the night?
Cavapoo puppies, like all juveniles, may sleep a little more than this since they use up more energy as they grow and develop. That said, puppies’ sleep will be more intermittent and they will struggle to sleep through the night at first as they struggle to control their bladders. From 3-4 months of age your cavapoo should be capable of sleeping through the night without needing to go to the toilet, provided you take them outside just before you go to bed. Up until that point, a strategically placed puppy pad or two will be required.
How to encourage your cavapoo to sleep?
There are calming treats and even diffusers that might help to make your cavapoo sleepy and perhaps also less anxious when you’re leaving the home. However, there is no replacement for exercise and mental stimulation when it comes to making your dog sleepy. Healthy adult cavapoos can be taken for a two walks per day if owners can find the time for this. Dogs let off lead and allowed to run around during walks will also burn up more energy and will be more likely to sleep upon returning home. Similarly dog toys that stimulate your pooch’s brain (e.g. where they have to figure out how to get the treat out) will help calm and tire out your cavapoo.
The best dog bed for cavapoos
I have seen many a soft, beautifully designed, expensive dog bed and been tempted to purchase them all for my cavapoo. However, despite having a large (big enough for him to fully stretch out), incredibly comfortable bed, my cavapoo frequently opts to sleep on the hard wooden floor over his bed. Further, his bed has been used for practise humping and digging on occasion. This is why I discourage owners from spending a lot of money on a dog bed. Provided the dog bed is clean, warm and large enough for a little stretching, it will more suffice.
The best room in the house for dogs to sleep
Just like us, dogs enjoy sleeping in dark and quiet rooms wherever possible. Rooms with open windows facing roads where loud sudden noises (e.g. motorbikes passing) are not ideal. Such sounds can cause your dog to wake in a scare and bark, waking up the whole household in the process. Some owners are very happy to have their cavapoo sleep in their bedroom, others prefer to have their dog in the kitchen or living room at night- it’s very much a personal choice. Provided your cavapoo is safe and warm, that is the main thing.