Do Dogs Dream?

Did you know that dogs can dream just like we do? If you have dogs you have probably noticed them barking or moving while sleeping, so you probably already guessed that they can dream. And it’s scientifically proved: using electroencephalogram devices, scientists have observed similar sleep patterns in canine and human brains – which means they also get REM sleep.

How do dog dreams work?

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Just like ours, the sleep cycle of a dog includes REM sleep. This means that dogs enter a deep sleep stage when their breathing becomes irregular and they have rapid eye movements – and it is during this sleep stage that they dream. They might move their legs or bark, just like some humans talk in their sleep.