How much sleep should Pomskies get?
Pomskies, like most dogs, take a lot of naps during the daytime, sometimes the total amount of sleep they get can be up to 14 hours each day if you include the naps. If you are having difficulty with your Pomsky getting sleep at night, there could be things inside their routine that are causing them to lose that sleep. Pomskies have lots of energy and excitement, and they are super active during the day, which usually helps them get more sleep during the night. If your Pomsky is not getting the rest it needs, we can help! The list below includes a few things that may be causing your Pomsky to lose sleep and what you can do to help them.
Not enough exercise
Pomskies need exercise as a way of releasing their excitement and energy. Without the proper amount of exercise, your Pomsky can get tired more often throughout the day, and energy may start to build up during the night. If your Pomskies seem to be sleeping a lot during the day and is only having trouble during the night, this may be why, and they will need to have more routine activities to stop this from happening. Exercises, such as running around the house or chasing a toy, does not count as an activity. Your Pomsky needs to go on a walk or be able to get some real exercise outside of the house. If this is the reason your Pomsky is losing sleep, you will notice some boredom or sleeping throughout the day. To fix this, you will need to get some equipment that can keep them moving around or take them on a walk at least once a day. Usually, it is more beneficial for your Pomsky to have an activity with its owner so that your puppy can feel more love and feel fulfilled.
If your Pomsky is acting more tired than usual and is taking naps 1 hour in between each other, your Pomsky may be sick and could even have hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a sickness that is most common in dogs before the age of 6 months. To ensure that your puppy does not have this type of illness, rub some honey on their gums, and if they start to get more hyper and less tired, that may be a sign to take them to the vet. Other types of illness can also be the reason that your puppy is getting more or less tired. To test this out; you may need to take your Pomskies temperature and try playing some games with it. If your Pomsky doesn't come when you call and continues to lay down, try giving them a treat or holding their favorite toy when you call them. If they continue to stay where they are and look tired, that could be a sign; you need to take them to the vet.
Once a Pomsky gets older, it will start getting tired more quickly and will take more naps throughout the day. This shouldn't be a sign for concern unless the Pomsky is whining or having a hard time sleeping at night.
If you've put your Pomsky on some medication and they are getting sleepy more frequently, it could just be the medication. Check with a vet as soon as possible. See if it is a common side effect or if they should be taking a smaller dosage.
Things that can help your Pomsky stay asleep at night
Having a personal room or area
Leaving your Pomsky home while you are at work means that they are left without a companion. Without something to keep them occupied and energetic, they can start falling asleep more while you are away, and that could cause them to have less sleep during the night. If you want to fix this, I suggest you have a separate room for them to playin that includes extra toys and equipment. You can also try giving your dog a buddy or another pet to play with during the day while you can't be home. A buddy can help your Pomsky get energy and exercise while your gone.
Having a Schedule
When you are home or away, it is wise that you have a specific schedule with your Pomsky. When you do this, your Pomsky will fall into a routine and know exactly what time you expect them to fall asleep at night this may even help if you're having trouble with their whining. If you have a schedule, you can also make it easier to keep them asleep all night, not including their potty breaks. Here are a few things you should include in your schedule. Feel free to rearrange these as you'd like and create the time frame that works for you.