Every dog is different. Some pups like to sleep under the blankets, others on a hard surface, and other snuggled up next to their sibling. If you’ve noticed your dog’s sleeping position, it turns out it can actually tell you a little bit about them. Keep reading to find out what your dog’s sleeping position reveals about them.
Curling up in a ball to sleep is a hard-wired instinct for some dogs. After all, their ancestors slept outside and curled up tightly for warmth, and also to protect their vital organs from attackers while they were vulnerable. But your dog may curl up for the sheer reason that it’s just comfy. Whatever the reason, veterinarian, Dr Jeff Werber, says dogs who sleep in the donut position might prefer a cuddler or bolster type bed that surrounds them to feel a little more secure.
Loves to play
It’s comical to see your fur baby all sprawled out on her belly with her front legs extended out and hind legs relaxed. She looks as if she’s getting in a good stretch in after an active day at the dog park – and she just may be, as dogs who sleep in this ‘Superman’ position are generally very active and playful. Dr Werber suggests a mattress style bed for dogs who like to let it all hang out.