What Your Dog’s Sleeping Position Says About Them

Dogs are funny and adorable and endlessly entertaining, but have you ever wondered why they do what they do?

Curled Dog

Take sleeping positions, for example. It’s funny when they lie sprawling on their backs with limbs everywhere and sweet when they curl up in a ball, but is there a meaning to these sleeping positions? The answer is yes, a dog’s sleeping position can give you a lot of information about them and how they are feeling!

Curled up in a ball

This is a very typical position for dogs, and for many other species of animals, and is most often used to conserve heat. This nose-to-tail pose is a cool weather pose and not necessarily a sign of insecurity.

Paws up, tummy up!

This flat on the back with legs splayed out is a pet parent favorite, especially when accompanied by gentle snoring! This is a very secure and relaxed dog, one who feels safe being exposed. Cooling is also a reason for toes to the sky as exposing the belly and paw pads allow a dog to cool off.



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