Golden Retriever puppy refusing to wake up in bed

A video on TikTok has people cooing over a golden retriever puppy in a clip with over 4.7 million views.

In the video, which has over 630,000 likes, Bradley, a golden retriever, can be seen cuddled up in bed with a teddy bear, as his owner walks up to him saying, “Wakey, wakey this is the time to go to school. Go wake up”. as he shakes him gently, even raising his paws as Bradley plays dead and refuses to open his eyes.

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), “Dogs tend to spend up to half their days sleeping, 30% awake but relaxing, and only 20% being active. Older dogs need more sleep simply because they tire more easily and large breeds generally spend more time dozing as well.”

If your dog sleeps up to 50% of the time, there may be times when you want to wake him up, but there are some issues with that, according to the AKC.

Citing the saying “Let dogs sleep when they are down,” the AKC suggests that while it may be tempting to wake your dog, “disturbing a dog during REM sleep can have serious consequences… Touching a dog when he dream can startle him and cause him to bite or scratch unintentionally,” says the AKC.

Pet advice site PetMd warns that if your dog sleeps a little too much, he could have a sleep disorder. Four common types of sleep disorders include narcolepsy, insomnia, sleep apnea, and REM behavior disorder.

Let sleeping dogs lie. Stock image. A video of a puppy refusing to get up for “school” has delighted internet users.
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Of these four, narcolepsy affects dogs the same way it does humans and, as PetMd reports, “A dog with narcolepsy suddenly rolls over onto its side and falls asleep, usually after a period of excitement or excitement. physical activity (such as eating, playing, greeting family members, etc.). The muscles will relax and the dog will appear to be in a deep sleep with rapid eye movements (REM sleep).”

Although it is not a life-threatening or painful condition, it is incurable but can be managed, either by minimizing the triggers or with medication.

Comments on TikTok were almost universally flattering. User Dimitar said, “Let the poor baby sleep.”

User Emma Kate Edmands commented: “Why is my pup Goldie the opposite lol 6am including weekends.”

User Chloe said, “I wake up my brother in the morning.”

User jozsi2552 wrote: “So cute.”

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