Meaning of the positions of the Dogs when sleeping

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Based on the opinion of numerous canine ethologists, who are the ones who study behavior in dogs, we can affirm that depending on the posture in which a dog sleeps, relevant data can be obtained on how it feels and its personality.

If you want to know what your dog’s personality is like and what he feels at that exact moment when he takes a nap, you simply have to identify the posture he acquires and compare it with those we expose you to.

From Dogsis we show you all the information about the different postures of dogs when sleeping. And although we do not fully share the opinions of these ethologists, it has been very funny and gratifying to collect them so that you can have a good time learning more about your dog.

Index of contents

  • 1 Meaning of the position of the dog sleeping in a circle
  • 2 Meaning of the position of the dog sleeping on its side
  • 3 Meaning of the posture of the dog sleeping upside down
  • 4 Meaning of stretched sleeping dog posture
  • 5 Meaning of the posture of the dog sleeping on its paws

 

Meaning of the position of the dog sleeping in a circle

This is one of the most common postures at bedtime, in dogs. This posture already gives us certain clues about how our dog feels, since by making himself a kind of ball what he does is maintain his body heat.

Some dogs even hide the tip of their muzzle in their abdomen or under their hind legs, thus accumulating even more heat. If our dog sleeps in this position, the first thing we should know is that the ambient temperature is quite fair for him, or even a little cold..

On the other hand, dogs that sleep on balls have a docile and friendly character according to experts. However, we do not agree with these opinions and simply indicate that dogs that use this “fox” posture to sleep is because they are cold.

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Meaning of the position of the dog sleeping on its side

If in doubt this is another of the most common postures among dogs at bedtime, and possibly also the most indicated since tells us that the dog is sleeping calm and happy.

Dogs that sleep on their side are confident and know that they are safe in their home, they trust their family (in you) and therefore they sleep totally carefree. It is actually one of the best postures to rest, so in addition to being calming it is very comfortable.

Some experts say that the personality of the dog that sleeps on the side is calm and calm, however we indicate that the personality has nothing to do with it. This posture simply tells us that the dog feels very confident and calm, protected.

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Meaning of the posture of the dog sleeping upside down

On this occasion we can not discuss anything about the opinion of experts in canine behavior since we fully agree. Dogs sleeping tummy up or paws up they are dogs that are simply enjoying it very much.

When they acquire this posture to sleep it is because they feel extremely well, super comfortable and calm, fully enjoying a nap not necessarily deep but very rewarding, most of the time dreaming. Did you know that dogs also dream?

  • We explain it to you in: What do dogs dream about?

We will even be able to hear our dog growling with happiness when he acquires this pose, with his legs up, since it is like the summun of sleep. If your dog sleeps in this position, do not disturb him, let him enjoy himself.

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Meaning of stretched sleeping dog posture

Did you think that dogs couldn’t imitate Superman? That’s because you never saw a dog sleeping with its front and back legs fully stretched out, laying its belly on the ground.

Dogs sleeping fully stretched they are generally young dogs or puppies, which have excess energy tremendous and when they exhaust it, they just drop down to sleep how they get caught.

On the other hand, dogs that have heat also acquire this posture to sleep, since by sticking their abdomen to the ground they cool off naturally, thus lowering their body temperature. If your puppy sleeps like this, it is likely to get hot.

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Meaning of the posture of the dog sleeping on its paws

Another of the most common postures that dogs acquire at bedtime is the one that we can see in the photo, where the dog picks up its hind legs but drops onto its front legs, normally stretched out.

This posture indicates that the dog is perfectly in terms of room and body temperature, without excess cold or heat. Decant tranquility and comfort, they usually acquire it when they sleep soundly.

According to experts, this position may indicate that our dog has a slightly nervous character or is somewhat scary, although we do not agree, it may have something to do with it.

Have you enjoyed knowing the reasons why your dog acquires a certain posture when napping?