Reasons Why Do Dogs Lay On Your Feet

Dogs are the friendliest pets and share a strong bond with their owner. If you own a dog, you might have experienced your dog refusing to leave your side, laying by your feet, and even pawing at you.

These cute behaviors are indeed adorable, but there are specific reasons behind their actions. So why do dogs lay on your feet?

Natural Instincts

Dogs are pack animals, and this behavior is rooted in their genes. Even if dogs have never lived in the wild, they can still exhibit their canine instincts.


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Protecting The Pack

They lay on your feet to protect you from danger and put themselves in harm’s way. If there’s no danger around, your dog will still lay near the feet with the intention of protecting the alpha. 



Exhibiting Affection

Putting behavioral instincts aside, your dog might sit on your feet only because they adore and admire you.


Sharing A Strong Bond

Dogs become intertwined with their owners over time as their connection fosters. Dogs exhibit a secure base effect where they follow their owner, just like a baby would cling to their mother.


Showing Anxiety

There are certain situations when your dog might feel like sitting by your feet or on them because they sense fear or are anxious.

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