What Your Dog's Sleeping Position Reveals About Its Character

  • Published on:  9/13/2018
  • What does a dog’s sleeping position mean? Most dog owners know about their pets' habits and easily understand when their dog is happy, worried, surprised, or scared. You can also reveal some of your dog's secrets by analyzing its favorite resting position.

    The Snowball 1:17
    The Pancake 2:12
    Superman 3:26
    Curled up in a ball 4:29
    On its back 5:36
    The Dead Cockroach 6:27
    The Sphinx 7:36
    The Burrower 7:18
    Bonus: How to understand that your dog is absolutely unique 8:50


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    - The snowball is one of the most popular positions among dogs — and among cats as well! In this position, a dog curves its spine, and its nose is located not far from its tail.
    - The pancake is the most restorative position for sleep, and, in most cases, that's exactly when REM sleep occurs. So don't get spooked if your doggy starts to kick and paddle out of the blue. It's just acting out its dreams.
    - If you notice that your adult dog prefers Superman position, it may indicate that it feels hot. Perhaps it's been a sweltering day or your dog has been playing and exercising too hard. Your dog may be simply exhausted.
    - You can sometimes catch your pet curled up in a tight ball with its tail wrapped around its body and its paws neatly tucked away. This way of sleeping resembles the fetal position in humans.
    - If your dog prefers sleeping on its back with its front legs bent over its chest and its back legs extended, you’ll probably guess that it feels at ease.
    - By sleeping in the dead cockroach position, your pet can be cooling off. You must have noticed that some areas of dogs' tummies aren't as fluffy as the rest of their body.
    - The sphinx position allows your dog to take off running as soon as you call it. Not many dogs sleep this way, and this is kind of a transitional state between wakefulness and rest.
    - If your pooch is a burrower, it needs more affection and attention than any other animal. When such dogs snuggle into something cozy, they are searching for security and comfort.
    - If you notice that one part of your pet rests on a comfortable sofa and the other resides on a hard, unforgiving floor AND your dog is sound asleep at this time, congratulations! You're the owner of a unique dog!

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  • BRIGHT SIDE (Sep 13, 2018)

    Hey guys! What is your pet's favourite sleeping position? :)

  • Oreo (3 days ago)


  • Zoey McGee (3 days ago)

    My dog bob sleeps in the bonus position

  • Dominic Davies (Sep 23, 2018)

    I always feel the urge to hug my dogs when they're curled up in a ball.

  • xd smilemore (Feb 26, 2019)

    Me too

  • Emad Awad (Feb 20, 2019)

    Me too

  • Harry Martin (Nov 12, 2018)

    *When you gotta get that 10 mins*

  • Serendipity (6 days ago)

    At this point I just set their videos to 1.25x or 1.5x speed. Makes their videos more bearable. The narrator talks way too slowly otherwise

  • Lily Sanches (Feb 22, 2019)

    +Aliwagqueenn girl I'm always cold lol

  • Shane C (Jan 11, 2019)

    This video didn't need to be ten minutes long.

  • HowlingDemon z (3 days ago)

    Shane C you didn’t need to comment this

  • Jakub Letko (Mar 13, 2019)

    And there could really have been something about dogs character and not just how he feels. It is in the title and than nothing.

  • Ady Dlt (Jan 12, 2019)

    9:14 Hmmmm. Isnt every dog unique????

  • Oreo (3 days ago)

    +Whitney Gracelyn corgi.

  • Katie_Alice vids_ 123 (Mar 7, 2019)

    All doges are cute and unique! <3

  • raeleigh dial (Dec 23, 2018)

    is it weird that my dog does all of these

  • Kevin Brvo (2 days ago)

    Anthony Gronock 😂😂😂😂

  • Madelyn Henriquez (Feb 26, 2019)


  • I think the snowball position is the cutest way for dogs to sleep.

  • Nasir Harvell (Mar 6, 2019)


  • MARIA GAETA (Mar 2, 2019)

    My dog sleeps like that, it is cute

  • Jasmine Lee (Nov 5, 2018)

    Is my dog unique if it sleeps on the stairs?

  • Kelly T (5 days ago)

    +Jayquan Floyd you'd think all the blood would rush to his head.. Haha. He will sleep with his head hanging off the side of the bed too

  • Jayquan Floyd (6 days ago)

    +Kelly T that's nice. It's a sign that he's sleeping there and to make sure no intruders coming your house or your way.

  • The Debunker (5 days ago)

    Your intro is too long and annoying just get to the point

  • cin d (Jan 11, 2019)

    Whenever my dog sleeps curled in a ball position I think he’s like a little bean hehaha

  • Daina Urnieziene (Feb 24, 2019)

    Yeah mine does that to

  • Mercy Ziegler (Feb 12, 2019)

    My dog actually looks like a little egg when she’s curled up because she’s the same colour as a brown egg it’s so cute