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? :)

  • Daniel Gutierrez (20 hours ago)

    my dog does both of the sleeping positions ;-;

  • Pegasilla YT (2 days ago)

    Pancake but she sleeps differently too!

  • Dominic Davies (Sep 23, 2018)

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

  • Randall Is Here (May 14, 2019)

    I try to pick him up and hug him when he’s in that position

  • Angelica Mendoza (May 7, 2019)

    Dominic Davies I hug my dog she she goes to sleep

  • Ady Dlt (Jan 12, 2019)

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

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  • Bryan Valles (Mar 12, 2019)

    Watch this on at least 1.25 speed, you'll thank me later.

  • 4 Dub (1 day ago)

    Always i forget i can do that!

  • Kheem Basit (3 days ago)

    Thanks mate

  • Shane C (Jan 11, 2019)

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

  • Carol Playz (May 3, 2019)

    Speed it

  • Holly And Beany (Apr 15, 2019)


  • raeleigh dial (Dec 23, 2018)

    is it weird that my dog does all of these

  • Legit Catapilar (6 days ago)

    It likes to exprese its self

  • Lonnie Dwayne (6 days ago)

    No, your dog has split personality disorder. Take it to the vet immediately. Jk😂

  • Every dog is unique

  • Red Pilled (May 6, 2019)

    Wow, my best friend from HS, had a horse named teddy. I know it's not the same 🐎 because that horse was 12 in the 70s. Weird coinkydink 😯

  • shayla tickle (Jan 8, 2019)

    my dog sleeps in the pancake. she is a 7 month old lab mixed with a Great Pyrenees. she is my best friend and she is so protective of me.

  • Ozzisiya (May 9, 2019)

    That’s cool! I have a Labrador retriever (puppy, 13 weeks) mixed with a pitbul (not much at all, less than like a 100th) and anyway, he will only sleep in a vulnerable position if I’m around. It’s so cute. He’s also very protective of me, but I think I’m more protective of him.

  • Jeyy (Feb 19, 2019)

    Thats a great mix. Great Pyrenees and super protective and independent, and labs are...just great?

  • The Debunker (Mar 15, 2019)

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

  • Ozzisiya (May 9, 2019)

    Um no they need money. Gotta be a money hungry company get them ads

  • The Debunker your dog 🐕 is a dead cockroach

  • cin d (Jan 11, 2019)

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

  • Chicken Nugget (5 days ago)

    He’s a football

  • Daina Urnieziene (Feb 24, 2019)

    Yeah mine does that to