Reasons Why Does My Dog Sleep at My Feet

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Nothing is cozier than that familiar feeling of your floof snuggling up to your feet and keeping your toes warm.

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Let’s take a closer look at why your dog sleeps at your feet and whether you should do anything about it. 

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Pack Instinct

Even if your home is a single-dog household, there’s no denying the strong pack instinct pulsing through your doggo’s veins. They’ll still want to behave as though they’re part of a pack, and without other dogs around, they’ll substitute you in. 


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They’re Seeking Warmth

Yes, it could be that simple! Your pupper might just be feeling a little chilly, and by snuggling up to you to get close to your body heat, they’re trying to warm themselves up a bit.


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They Simply Love You  

As any dog owner will know, your puppers and floofs love to let you know how they feel about you. They’ll nuzzle, lick, and puppy-kiss their way into your heart with wagging tails to show their deep affection for you.

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They’re Marking Territory

You see your dog as something that belongs to you, and chances are your dog feels the same way about you. You’re theirs, and they may want other dogs and animals to know it. 

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They’re Seeking Protection

Hunkering by your feet may be their way of asking for the security of your closeness and strength. When they decide to sleep at your feet, they’ll feel secure and safe knowing you’re there to protect them from the big scary things in their lives.

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