How us humans sleep can say a lot about our personalities, our health issues, and even our relationships with others. But it’s not just OUR bedtime positions that can be revealing — how our four-legged friends’ sleep can tell us plenty, too.
You might notice that your furry pal sleeps in a very specific way and it might not be a happy accident. How your pet nods off can be very insightful into how they’re feeling mentally and physically.
Here are the seven most common pet sleep positions you’ll find your dog in and what they mean.
1. Crazy Legs
You might not have heard of the “crazy legs” sleep position — but you’ll know it when you see it! This position has your pup on their back with all four legs splayed up in the air.
Dogs that sleep like this are showing a combination of submission and vulnerability. With all four legs in the air, a dog’s stomach and organs are completely exposed, which means they are probably independent, laidback, and feeling very comfortable in their space.
2. Side Sleeper
If your doggie is passed out on his or her side, they’re in a common sleep position that is typically reserved for naps. However, it is possible for some dogs to sleep like this for longer periods of time.
The side sleeping position is a relaxed one and again demonstrates complete trust since the pup’s tummy is exposed. Side sleepers are usually very calm, care-free, usually have a strong bond with their families.
3. The Superman
Or, more appropriately, the Super-Pup! Any pet that falls asleep stomach down with their legs stretched outward is drawn to the “Superman” position.
This position is popular in puppies, mostly because it’s an easy position for a dog to wake up and jump right back into playing. As a result, the Superman position is definitely an indicator of a fun, energetic canine!
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