Does your dog have dreams?? Nikko seems to have dreams often...just about every night. She'll be in a dead sleep and start whimpering, whinning, grunting and jerking her legs. I heard a few years ago that if you wake a dog while it's dreaming then it could have a heart attack...has anyone else heard that before? I'll end up massaging her and petting her slowly..that usually stops her without waking her up.
Rusty does this all the time. He legs are going like he's chasing something and he makes these wierd noises. It never fails it's when I'm trying to listen to something important. I just say "Rusty! It's ok big boy." Then he'll open his eyes and look at me and go back to sleep. It's never hurt him.
Gina - "Rusty! It's ok big boy." Then he'll open his eyes and look at me and go back to sleep. It's never hurt him. This is exactly what I was wondering...so it must just be one of those things that people hear and end up being untrue...thanks for settling that...it is something I have always been afraid to do...but thanks for clearing that up!