Why Your Dog Likes Laying And Sleeping Close To You?

Not all dogs like to snuggle. But those that do will often curl up in a ball right next to their humans and sometimes even on top of them. If your dog sleeps in this position, it shows his love for you. Here are some of the most common reasons why your dog lays or even sleeps so close to you:

They consider you a pack member

It is perfectly normal for a dog to sleep huddled together with its litter. They burrow into their mother’s side as puppies and grow up sleeping in a pile with their brothers and sisters. Because this is their nature, they may prefer to sleep so close to you as they seek the same warmth, security, and comfort that they would from their pack mates. In essence, they think of you as a pack member.

To protect you

When your dog lays beside or on top of you, they know you are around and can fall into a deep sleep because they do not have to worry about you disappearing. If they have a possessive or protective nature, this could also be a way to protect you.

Loves your scent

Dogs have a keen sense of smell and can unambiguously distinguish the smell of different people, which is how they identify their owners. If the dog likes its owner, it will also love the smell of the owner.

To get warm

When sleeping, we humans will find a comfortable environment to sleep, dogs are very smart in this regard, and they will also look for a comfortable sleeping place like us. When it is cold, they can lean against you for warmth. So in the dog’s heart, the owner’s side is the best place to sleep.

Cherish the time with you

The dog will cherish this time very much when you come home from work, so they will lie or even sleep so close to you, which will bring them some comfort and security.

If you are a new dog owner with a pup that prefers sleeping in bed with you or even on top of you, take it as a sign that they are settling in well and feel safer in your presence.

Published On: December 21st, 2022Categories: Dog knowledge