Reasons Why Does My Puppy Sleep On My Head

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It may be cute the first few times your furry friend sleeps on your head. They’re trying to be close to you, and it’s very sweet. But sometimes, it can become a problem. So why does my puppy sleep on my head?

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In this guide, you will learn the most common reasons behind your pup sleeping on your head and whether or not it’s a sign of a behavioral issue.


You’ll become their primary pack member when they move into your home. When your pup sleeps on your head, they usually want to be close to one of their pack members, in this case, you.


They Are Protecting You

Your head is the most vulnerable part of your body, and thus your furry friend will sleep on it to keep you safe.



They Might Want The Pillow

Your puppy sleeping on your head might not have anything to do with you. They might want your pillow instead.

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Separation Anxiety

Dogs can suffer from stress and anxiety disorders, just like humans. And these disorders can affect the quality and amount of sleep they get and the positions they sleep in.

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Social Status

Sleeping on your head is a sign to other members of the pack that they have a special bond with the alpha and will hopefully raise their status amongst other pets or household members.

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