This mother knows exactly how to get this active German Shepherd puppy to lie down and take a nap.
Mothers know things, instinctively, that the rest of us don't. It's true in humans, but it's also very true in dogs, too. Just take a look at this German Shepherd mom - in a matter of seconds she wrangles an active puppy, brings him to his bed, and tells him to lie down and take a nap. There's no questioning her authority, and this pup knows it.
This video captures a great moment between mom and puppy. Take a look.
It's amazing how deliberate this German Shepherd is in how she puts the puppy down onto the bed and forces him to stay down. No doubt about it, she's tired of playing and has decided that it's time to sleep.
Puppies can be very active. They grow quickly and need to eat multiple times a day. As they grow, playing helps them to learn how to control their bodies, and would teach them the hunting skills they would need in the wild. And while playful puppies are totally adorable, they also have to know when to take a rest. And if puppies feel like playing at 2 a.m., it won't work out so well for your sleep schedule.
Do you have a new puppy in your home? Is his playtime schedule not lining up with your sleep schedule? You can change this pretty easily. First, make sure that your puppy gets plenty of playtime during the day. Really interact with him and give him some good exercise. Schedule your puppy's last playtime for just before bed, so that he's tired and ready for sleep. Try to stay to a strict schedule - your puppy will soon catch on and adjust to your schedule, especially as he ages a bit.