Dog Sleeping Positions and What They Reveal About Your Dog


Even when you’re not around, dog sleeping positions can reveal a lot about what your dog is feeling physically and emotionally, and how it feels about the immediate environment.

Canines, as we know, are social animals. Their space and surroundings, including their humans, influence much of their dog behavior, even when they sleep.

Back to Back

Strangely a dog lying with its back against you is a very affectionate, trusting, and loving position. Consider yourself one of the family if this occurs.



They even do this when it comes to finding a place and position to sleep. They will dive down into blankets, beds, sofa cushions—anything, really than can be gotten into.


Cuddler Bug

The cuddler bug is cute and adorable for dog owners because it usually involves their dogs climbing on top of them to curl up and sleep in a lap.



You will find this position common in dogs that are trying to keep warm, or dogs that are not completely familiar with their environment.


Dead Cockroach

You’ll see your dog dropped into a deep sleep, lying partly on its side, but with its belly facing half upward. The dog is usually indicating that it’s hot, and is cooling down while in this pose.


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