Reasons Why Does My Dog Lay On Me

For any dog owner noticing that their dog has started laying on top of them and is wondering why the most likely reason is that your dog is just seeking attention.

But here are some other indicators of why your dog loves to lay on you.

Your Dog Feels Safer

Sleeping or laying on top of you could be helping your fur-baby to feel safer and less vulnerable.


Your Dog Wants Your Attention

Your dog is trying to get extra attention from you. This behavior would be more likely if you have not given your dog attention for a while.



Your Dog Is Happy

Yes, laying on top of you makes your dog happy. You have the love hormone Oxytocin to thank for that.


Your Dog Is Expecting Something

Most pets love routine and so the cause of this behavior could be that it is waiting to get something from you.


You Encouraged the Behavior

You have encouraged your dog to do this behavior by giving it love when it does it. If you give it things such as back or belly rubs, when it lays on you, it will likely do it more.

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