Dogs spend about 10 per cent of their total sleep in the dreaming phase. Photo: Shutterstock
Dogs spend about 10 per cent of their total sleep in the dreaming phase. Photo: Shutterstock
Pets

Do dogs dream? Yes. Do they have nightmares? Yes. Here’s how you can help

  • Dogs dream and have nightmares like humans, with signs including growling, crying and shaking. They are most likely recalling a traumatic experience
  • Resist the urge to wake them – they may lash out. Making an environment more comfortable and quieter can be a preventive measure

Dogs spend about 10 per cent of their total sleep in the dreaming phase. Photo: Shutterstock
Dogs spend about 10 per cent of their total sleep in the dreaming phase. Photo: Shutterstock
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