Do you let your dog sleep with you in bed? No this isn't a survey about who lets their dog sleep with them, but it might help you figure out your dog's actual sleeping position!
Casper recently did a study on our furry friends to figure out what each common sleeping position says about them and it turns out how your dog sleeps can signify a lot in your relationship.
Here are the ten most common sleep positions and what they mean:
- The Side Sleeper - When your dog sleeps on their side, it means they feel relaxed and safe in their environment. Also is the position they can get the most deep sleep.
- The Lion’s Pose - When dogs sleep in this position it means they are resting, but not sleeping deeply. Dogs will often start out in this position if they feel like they will need to jump up quickly.
- The Superman – Usually means that they’re tired but ready to play if the opportunity arises. This is a common sleeping position for high energy dogs during the day.
- The Donut - When a dog sleeps in this position, it means that they seek to protect themselves while sleeping or that they’re still getting used to their environment. This is especially common in stray or new dogs.
- The Cuddler – This position is a clear sign of bonding and that the dog wants to get close to you or other dogs.
- The Burrower - When dogs sleep in the burrower position, they are searching for comfort and security. They often need lots of attention and affection to fall asleep.
- The Belly Up - Dogs who sleep on their back with their tummy and paws in the air do so to keep cool and to show that they full trust you.
- Back to Back - Sleeping back to back indicates a sense of intimacy. When a dog sleeps in this position, they are showing you affection and trust.
- On a Cold Surface - If you notice your dog seeking out cold surfaces to sleep on, try your best to cool them down and give them some water.
- Head and Neck Raised - If your dog likes to sleep in a position where their head and neck are raised, it could mean that they may have issues breathing properly.
To learn more about each sleep position you can go HERE!
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