What Your Pet's Sleeping Position Means

  • 08/04/2019
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Just like humans’ sleeping positions can say a lot about our mood (for example, fetal position versus sprawled on the couch), your dog’s sleeping position can let you know what they need and how they’re feeling.

If your dog is sleeping on your chest, they probably feel a deep connection with you. Not all pets snuggle up to humans that closely. If you had a long day at work or another event that kept you out late, your pup missed you and wants to feel your affection.

When you find that your dog is sleeping curled up in a little fur ball, it could mean they’re warm or cold. If you just adopted a dog, he/she might sleep like this as they get used to their new home. Dogs will also sleep like this to protect their body or stay warm if they feel threatened or uncomfortably chilly.

A dog who sleeps with their belly up feels comfortable, confident and laid-back. This sleeping position typically manifests in dogs who have lived with you for a long time. They’re exposing vital organs that could easily be damaged, so it means your pup trusts you completely.

For more sleeping positions and what it says about your dog, check out the fun visual below, provided by Sleep Advisor. With this guide, you’ll be able to better understand your dog!

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