Puppy tires after 10 minutes of play

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Barked: Tue Jun 11, '13 7:01pm PST 
This is normal but he falls asleep constantly. When he does this should I be crating him or letting him fall asleep wherever?

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Barked: Tue Jun 11, '13 7:34pm PST 
Totally normal, especially if he's really young. Puppies are growing fast and need lots of sleep. I'd let him sleep wherever, unless you don't think you'll be able to watch for when he wakes up, then crate him. smile

You can take him to a vet if you're really worried, just to make sure there's no worms or anything making him feel sick.

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Barked: Tue Jun 11, '13 9:41pm PST 
When puppies are young they sleep a lot! As long as he is doing everything else normal, like eating,drinking, going to the bathroom, etc.

I would say just crate when you leave or go to bed

Edited by author Tue Jun 11, '13 9:42pm PST


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Barked: Tue Jun 18, '13 10:29pm PST 
well my friend its pretty normal for any puppies to get tired after every activity & taking a good nap after that. Its very essential for good growth just like small babies do. Since eating, playing,sleeping are normal activities, hence there is nothing to get worried about else if its doing anything abnormally.
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Barked: Wed Jun 19, '13 1:40pm PST 
In answer to your question...if he falls asleep in a place where you can WATCH him constantly to keep him out of trouble when he wakes up, leave him. If not, GENTLY move him over to his crate.