Brush Stroke

Dogs' 7 Unique Sleeping Positions All Have a Distinct Meaning

By: joel stice

Dog story

Curling up in a ball

Curling up in a ball: Dogs often sleep in this position to conserve body heat and feel secure.

Gray Frame Corner

The Superman position

The Superman position: Dogs lie on their stomachs with their legs stretched out behind them to cool down and regulate body temperature.

Gray Frame Corner

Back-to-back position

Back-to-back position: Dogs sleep with their backs touching another dog or human for a sense of companionship and warmth.

Gray Frame Corner

Side sleeping with legs in the air

Side sleeping with legs in the air: Dogs may sleep on their sides with their legs extended to relax and feel comfortable.

Gray Frame Corner

Belly-up position

Belly-up position: Dogs who sleep on their backs with their bellies exposed may be showing trust and relaxation.

Gray Frame Corner

Leaning against a wall or object

Leaning against a wall or object: Some dogs lean against a wall or object while sleeping to feel supported and secure.

Gray Frame Corner

Spooning position

Spooning position: Dogs may sleep close to another dog or human, with their bodies touching, to seek comfort and closeness.

Gray Frame Corner

Next Review

Discover the cat that best fits your zodiac sign