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The only time Liza is really, really relaxed, is when she is sleeping on my lap. No whimpering, no shaking, just a sleeping puppy. Guess she is feeling very, very safe...
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Wow that is good to know not to wake him as Baxter does this as well, and I always gently wake him because it seems like it is a nightmare. I will just make a gentle noise now. Thanks
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Our dogs have done the whole range of things, whimpering, groaning, muffled barking, and running legs. I usually say something reassuring in a soft voice or if they're close by put my hand lightly on their back. I always wonder what they're dreaming. If you've seen a dog do that how could you believe they don't have memories and feelings?

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I don't wake Bo by physical touch when he is dreaming. I just say his name firmly and a little louder than normal and it wakes him and he stops making noise.

What was really embarrassing was than since he has service credentials, I took him to a class at the local hospital. He he fell asleep during the class and started making that chirping noise.

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Originally Posted by TobysDad View Post
Here's one that I noticed recently. Toby can be in the middle of a sound sleep (in his favorite chair, on the floor, or on the bed), and he will suddenly wake up with a growl, or whimper in his sleep. If he whimpers and I rub his back a little, he goes quickly back to sleep. I figure he is dreaming about something - maybe the Evil Bunnies taking over the earth?

Anybody else's dog have nightmares?
It's normal. And with the coming Zombie Apocalypse, it's been worse lately.

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Out of 5 dogs, I have 2 that exhibit their dreams regularly. Sadie is 4 and it always seems like a bad dream because she whimpers and cries, so I wake her up. Alli, who is only 3 months old, just started but I don't think it is a bad dream because she is just suckling and kneading, so I let her sleep. The other dogs may dream but don't usually show signs of it.
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Billy howls and runs regularly...he must be warning sheep of impending disaster and trying to herd them home.
Max usually twitches his feet and barks. He's so funny because he has this DEEP bass bark. I can never reach the phone fast enough to record it.
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Barley has some dreams where it looks like he is kneading and suckling...this thread reminds me of Bizkit the sleepwalking dog:

Saw an update and it looks like they got him a helmet for his safety when he sleeps
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