My 5 month old German Shepherd pup Buzo is very active. While sleeping too, he keeps moving his paws. Is he dreaming? First we were amused but now are getting concerned if he is getting proper rest? –


Puppies spend most of their time sleeping. There is considerable motor activity during sleep and is characterised by jerking, tremor, crawling, scratching and occasional vocalisation. Scientists are not sure whether puppies can also dream but definitely show some electrical changes in their brain during sleep. Do not worry if this movement happens only during sleep. This type of movements generally disappears as age advances.

Question by – Ritu, Mumbai