I feel sorry for my little Gizmo. I feel like I am letting him down.
He sleeps a lot, and I do know that puppies are supposed to, something like 16hours a day according to this book I am using. But as of the last 3 days, he just seems to sleep. Up for only 1 to 1 1/2 hour, then sleep for 2.
I feel so bad when he goes to sleep.
Like today for example; He woke up from a midday nap, I fed him. We played for 10 minutes a bit of tug and pull etc. Then took him outside, but it started to rain in just 4 minutes, he looked up at me and then dragged me right back to the door.
So we went back inside, he sprinted around the "big room" in circles 3 times, I put him back into his room because I had to make myself some lunch. He watched me the whole time, a few whimpers here and there, and then attacked his bed for a little while and went to sleep again….and this was only 25 minutes after he woke up!
I feel like I am boring the little guy to death! But I can't give him my attention 100% of his awake time or I could build up a serious dependancy towards me. I am hoping that in putting him in his room most of the time that he learns to entertain himself.
Or should I just thank the Basenji gods for giving me a B that can sleep a lot, and just let him?