Behavior Change #2 – Restlessness or Waking Up At Night
Your aging dog could be experiencing hearing or vision loss, which can impact how deeply he sleeps. Or he may need to go potty more frequently but has trouble catching it in time. Older dogs can also be triggered to overreact to noises that previously didn’t elicit a response.
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Try wearing him out with play during the day and especially in the evening, waking him up to take walks or chase a ball. Drugs to induce sleep or to keep your dog more alert during the day should be used only as a last resort.