We think that we know everything about dogs, but do we really? Dogs are the most lovable pet, and we love to be with this animal.
We all love our pets because they make us feel happy and relaxed when we are with them.
Animals are smart, clever and sometimes more intelligent than us. They can be moody or dramatic sometimes too. They can also behave like kids.
The positions dogs sleep in, the way they twitch or move, and the amount of time they spend napping can reveal a lot about how they’re feeling. Sleeping habits can give clues about a dog’s health and happiness that you can interpret if you know what to look for. Here are a few things to take notice of when your dog is sleeping and what they might mean.
1. On The Side
A dog that sleeps on his side has to feel pretty safe and comfortable, as it leaves the vital organs exposed. Dogs that favor this position tend to be pretty easy-going and relaxed, though they may switch to a different position if they are sleeping somewhere new or around someone, they aren’t familiar with. This position also leaves their limbs free to move during sleep, so you may see more twitching and leg kicks from a dog lying on his side.
2. Curled Up
A very common position dogs take when sleeping is to curl up in a ball, nose-to-tail. It’s a common position for animals to take in the wild, too, as it protects the vital organs, helps conserve warmth, and makes it easy to get up quickly.
This position restricts movement during sleep, so you may see less twitching from a dog that snoozes in a ball.You might think that a dog that sleeps in this position would be uncomfortable in his surroundings, and while that may be the case, it’s not necessarily true.
It’s a common position in fall and winter months when the weather is cool, or it may just simply feel better for a particular dog to sleep in that position.
3. On The Back, Paws Up In The Air
In the same way curling in a ball conserves heat, sleeping with an exposed belly helps a dog cool off. Since the fur is thinner around the belly and the paws hold the sweat glands, exposing these areas is a great way to beat the heat. It’s also a position that indicates a dog is very comfortable, leaving his most sensitive areas vulnerable and making it hard to get on his feet quickly.
A pup that’s sleeping in this position most likely doesn’t have a care in the world.It’s common in the summer months.
4. Tummy Time
When sleeping on their stomach, a dog’s muscles are tense and contracted. This keeps them from drifting into a deep sleep and could mean they’re stressed or otherwise uncomfortable. It could also mean, however, that your pup is a ball full of energy and would actually rather be playing than sleeping.
Tummy sleepers may be timid around new people or react negatively to unfamiliar situations, but they’re also gentle and energetic when around their family.
Is it a plane? Superman? Oh wait, it’s just your dog sleeping in one of the most adorable ways possible. The Supercup is when a dog sleeps on his stomach with all four limbs extended straight out. If it wasn’t for the puddle of drool on your floor, it would look like he’s soaring through the air off to save the day.
He may not be flying, but he is ready to lift off into action. From this position, it’s easy for dogs to jump up to their feet.
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