Owning a Husky can bring you a lot of joy and happiness, but like many breeds of dogs, they do have specific needs that you should be aware of.
If you’re new to owning a Husky you might be wondering: Do Huskies like to sleep with their owners?
In this article, I cover some key information about Huskies and sleep, from whether you should let a Husky sleep with you to how many hours a Husky puppy sleeps to give you a better idea of the breed.
Keep reading to find out more.
Should I let my Husky sleep with me?
Whether you let your Husky sleep with you will depend on a few factors.
Namely, you should consider whether your Husky has behavioral issues that could be worsened by allowing them to sleep with you. For instance, if your Husky has separation anxiety, allowing them to sleep with you could actually worsen their anxiety when you’re out in the day, as they become used to spending all of their time with you. Bearing this in mind, it’s important that you train your dog to allow them to get used to being left alone from a young age.
You’ll also need to consider their age. If your Husky is a puppy, allowing them to sleep with you could lead to them developing bad habits, including separation anxiety as well as them not asking to go to the toilet during the night.
Once you’ve established these factors, you can determine whether it’s a good idea to let them sleep with you.
Why do Huskies hide their face?
Huskies often bury their heads when they sleep, which might seem odd the first time you witness it. So, what’s the reason for them hiding their face?
Your Husky burying their head is a behavior commonly seen in the wild and is known as ‘denning’. This simply comes down to the fact that dogs are denning animals, meaning that they often create ‘dens’ in order to protect themselves and their pack and to feel safe, warm, and secure in the wild.
Huskies are closely connected to their wild instincts and burying their heads allows them to feel safe and secure while they are sleeping. However, this isn’t to suggest that they don’t already feel safe in your company, it’s just a natural instinct that is deeply ingrained in their behavior. So, next time you see your dog burying their face or head into any space they can fit into, don’t be alarmed!
Why is my Husky sleeping all day?
If your Husky is sleeping a lot, you might be wondering why or even concerned that something is wrong. That being said, there are a few reasons why they could be sleeping all day.
- Nature – Large size dogs need more sleep! Generally speaking, it is natural for a husky to sleep for between 12 and 14 hours per day. The age of your Husky will affect this, especially if your Husky is a puppy or an elderly dog.
- Boredom – If your Husky is sleeping more than usual, it could be that they’re bored. As a large breed, you need to ensure that you’re exercising them regularly and that they are receiving enough mental stimulation.
- Illness – Your Husky might be sleeping more because they are sick. This would be more likely if it started sleeping more suddenly and if it has also been acting fatigued when it is awake.
- Hot weather – If it’s particularly hot outside, your Husky is likely to feel more fatigued.
Do Huskies like to cuddle?
Despite the fact that Huskies are incredibly intelligent and independent dogs, they generally love being around people!
That being said, they like being petted and especially like cuddling with their owners and family. As a breed, they’re very social dogs and are happy to greet people that they meet in the hope that they’ll get a stroke out of it!
However, it is worth mentioning that despite the fact that Huskies are cuddly and loveable by nature, they need a firm, tender hand when it comes to training as Huskies are notoriously difficult to teach. It’s fundamental that you train them from a young age, as Huskies require a strong owner to lead them due to the fact that they are highly intelligent and independent. As a result, early training and socialization are absolutely critical to a Husky’s development, ensuring that their focus is on people and you as their owners.
How many hours does a Husky puppy sleep?
A Husky puppy needs lots of sleep! While they are excitable and full of energy when they’re awake and are being played with, Husky puppies require long durations of sleep in order to help them rest during their growth spurts.
Typically speaking, up to 18 hours of sleep is totally normal for a Husky puppy depending on their age. Eventually, this should decrease to around 14 to 16 hours a day as they continue to grow. Alongside this, it is important to note that some puppies will also begin sleeping more than usual at certain points in their development to accommodate for all of the growing that they’re doing! That being said, it’s not usually a cause for concern if they seem sleepy a lot of the time.
You will also need to allow and encourage your puppy to sleep as much as it needs to. This means encouraging them throughout the day, even if they don’t want to.
What do Huskies like to sleep on?
Huskies will lay down and nap pretty much anywhere. However, getting your Husky their own bed is a great way to ensure that they’re getting enough sleep as they grow, and will preserve your furniture from the dog hair beating, too!
For instance, although a Husky puppy is experiencing new people, places, and smells every day, they need to be encouraged to sleep. Buying your Husky a bed and leaving them to sleep undisturbed is really important for their growth and development.
Alongside this, Husky’s love to feel protected and safe in their own bed or ‘den’, making buying them their own soft, cozy bed an excellent way to ensure that they know they have a place to go to sleep safely. As they associate this place with sleep, they’re more likely to get the rest they need!
Why do Huskies lay in the sun?
For many dogs, it’s not unusual to see them napping in the sun, and the same goes for Huskies.
Your pooch may love laying in the sun because it not only feels nice, but it’s warm, too! Like humans enjoy lounging around in the sun, dogs are very similar.
Alongside this, laying in the sun helps your dog receive vitamin D. Although our furry friends get the majority of their vitamin D through their diet, vitamin D3 remains on their fur when they’ve been laying in the sun and gets ingested orally when they lick and groom themselves.
That being said, you should always make sure that your Husky is drinking enough water throughout the day to ensure that they remain hydrated after a stint of laying in the sun.