Life as a puppy is not always simple. Some hairballs have great difficulty falling asleep when they are alone. It is therefore legitimate to look for ways to promote sleep.
For babies, we like to use night lights. Are these accessories also effective with puppies?
Why consider a puppy nightlight?
Puppies – especially those that have just been removed from a litter – can suffer separation anxiety when they first move into your home. This is completely understandable.
After all, your new boyfriend will have experienced a dramatic change in his life. These anxieties tend to manifest themselves especially at night, when their moaning, barking and yapping could be interpreted as a lack of his mother and her littermates.
This can be quite frustrating to deal with and cause novice dog owners to question their decision to welcome a puppy into the new home.
However, don’t worry. This feeling of anxiety will most likely dissipate over time. Getting to the point where it stops may take some effort on your part, because it’s up to you to create an environment where your dog feels comfortable with you and everything you provide.
In my experience, my dog Jodie had a small seizure the first night she was with us. She didn’t cry but panicked as soon as we isolated her. She even managed the feat of going through a TV cabinet (knocking over all the DVDs) to try to reach us. But, very quickly, she got better. For Mookie, there are no worries and she got into the habit of sleeping on Jodie from the very first night?
Does a night light help a puppy feel comfortable in his environment?
The use of a nightlight is not a universal solution. Some puppies will find a little glow in the comforting room while others will find it a nuisance whose sole purpose is to keep them awake at night.
So it’s best to try it out and see how the dog reacts. Try to have a dimly lit nightlight to avoid lighting up the whole room. The darkness of the night is necessary for the animal’s body.
But doesn’t a puppy need help to see at night?
The use of a night light in the space where their puppy sleeps is not only a matter of potential comfort. For some owners, it is also to help the dogs see if they decide to get up in the middle of the night. After all, the last thing you’d want is for your puppy to inadvertently fall down the stairs or hang your beautiful plants by turning too fast?
It’s a good, if not sweet, feeling. The good news is that you don’t need a high-powered light to provide this help. Dogs have better night vision than we do when there is very little light, so the chances of them having these problems are tiny at best.
The back of the dog’s eye contains a special structure that allows for greater reflection of light to the retina. This increased reflection makes it possible to use minute amounts of light to illuminate where they walk. I’ll tell you more about the article dedicated to dog vision.
A dog can also memorize the condition of the ground quickly enough to know where things are and where they are not. However, it seems that your dog can sneak through the darkness effortlessly. That said, it is imperative that you keep your house tidy to ensure that your puppy understands the layout of your home.
Go ahead and try, it’s the only way to find out!
If you feel compelled to give your new puppy a night light, do so. It’s the only way to find out if he appreciates it, and he’ll let you know by various whines, barks and yapping if he prefers to keep things dark.
I also find the night light interesting if you leave the house at night and leave your pet alone at home. In winter, as early as 5pm, the house is sometimes plunged into darkness and the dog would quickly get bored if he is forced to stay indefinitely in his basket because of the brightness or in his nice little park.
I’ve gotten into the habit of leaving a light or even the television on during this type of absence. This has notably allowed me to reduce the destruction linked to separation anxiety, a not insignificant plus.