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What Does Your Dog’s Sleep Position Mean?

By Colleen Williams
published: June 11, 2018 - updated: October 12, 2022 • 1 min. read
Dog sleeping upside down

Key Takeaways

  • All four legs in the air means your dog is vulnerable and independent.
  • Side sleepers are comfy, calm, and happy.
  • Dogs that sleep in the superman position are probably quite energetic.
  • Digs may also sleep in a passed out, tummy curl, or fox curl up position.
  • Dogs that sleep with their humans love and trust them.
colleen williams
By Colleen Williams

Over the past decade, Colleen has written about health, wellness, beauty, and even pets for The New York Times, The Cut, Refinery29, xoVain, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, and Seattle Met Magazine, as well as many beauty brands. She has a BFA in Art History from the University of New Mexico and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in New York.

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