Why Does My Dog Sleep Like That?

    Ever look at your dog  while she is sleeping and wonder why she is sleeping like that. Is she comfortable? Just like us, dogs have a favorite sleep position and it just might be linked to their behavior or personality. Some sleep on their side or all curled up in a ball. Others sleep on their back with their legs up in the air or on their belly with their legs sprawled out.  Another very popular sleep position is the buddy position. What style position does your dog sleep in? Does she have a favorite or does it change?

    So, what does your  dog sleep style mean. 

    side sleeper

    Side Sleeper:

    Does your dog sleep on her side?  The side sleeper is very comfortable with her surroundings and is in no way high maintenance.  She is very secure with herself. This position leaves their limbs free to move during sleep, so you may see more twitching and leg kicks from a dog lying on his side.

    fox sleep

    Curled -Up/ Fox: 

    Does your dog sleep all curled up? Does she curl up in a ball and have her paws tucked under her body? This is one of the most common sleep positions. When she is sleeping in this position, she is protecting herself.  This position is also a way for her to stay warm, she is using her own body heat.  These dogs are  easy going with a calm, sweet personality.

    crzay legs

    Crazy Legs:

    Does your dog sleep on her back with her legs thrown in the air? How funny does she look?  If she sleeps like this, she is a very confident dog. She is very secure with herself and with the people around her.   This is considered a very vulnerable and submissive position for a dog.  If she is sleeping like this, she is feels very safe and comfortable and she may be a very laid back independent dog.  


    Superman Style:

    If your dog asleep stomach down with her legs stretched outward is drawn to the “Superman” position.

    This position is popular in puppies, it’s an easy position for a dog to wake up and jump right back into playing mode.  If she sleeps in this position she is a fun dog with lots of energy.

    buddy sleeper

    The Buddy Position:

    Does your dog always lean up against you or another dog when she sleeps? Does she always have to be touching you or another dog? If you see your dog sleeping back-to-back with your other pets or snuggling up to you, it means the same thing. She is bonding and showing that she wants to get close.  A dog sleeping this way feels very loving and affectionate, and she’s completely comfortable with whoever she’s napping with.

    Which position most represents your dog? Does your dog have a favorite or does it change from day to day?