Originally Posted by milliesmom
I read that 16 month old puppies should be sleeping 15-20 hours a day and I cant even get her to take a nap. She isn't sleeping much at night either because she moves around in her crate all night. Has this happened to anyone else? Any suggestions?
I'm assuming you meant 16 week old puppies, not 16 month?
Cali was 4 1/2 months old when I got her and she most definitely did not sleep 15 - 20 hours a day. She never stopped moving! She would occasionally nap for 10 minutes or so but that was about it. I have no idea what she did at night in her crate because her crate isn't in my bedroom (I have asthma and allergies so need to keep pets out of the bedroom).
Although I certainly remember wishing she'd sleep so I could get a break, LOL, I never worried about the fact she rarely seemed to sleep. I figured if she needed it, she'd sleep. Good news is, she's now 15 months old and has settled down a lot. She spends quite a bit of time napping now.