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We’ve all heard the idiom “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie” and while it is true that we commonly think of it’s meaning as “don’t talk about a problem in the past that is likely to cause more difficulties now,” there is a much more literal meaning when it comes to dogs.

If you startle a dog awake when he/she is sleeping, you can get a reaction that you may not like! A dog who has a completely docile personality may even snap if awakened like that!

Never let your children jump on or scream at or even fall on a sleeping dog (and you shouldn’t do it either). Let them sleep. If you must wake them, do it gently.

Heck, some people may snap, growl or bite you if they are awakened in a startling way from a deep sleep!

Be considerate. 🙂