Why do dogs sleep with their bum facing you. There are a few different reasons why dogs will sometimes sleep with their bum pointing towards you. Some dogs find this an extremely relaxing position which helps them to snooze away the hours throughout the day and night. Other dogs, however, may seem to give you their bum as they’re not comfortable for one reason or another. In some cases, it could just be that your dog is trying to tell you something!
Why do dogs sleep with their bum facing you
Dogs display their butts towards you as a sign of trust. The fact that your dog faces you when he sleeps means he loves and trusts you so much, and also because he feels safe with you. Some dogs demonstrate this symbolically as an act of possession towards you.
Why does it feel so lovely when my dog sleeps with her bum in my face?
Well firstly, dogs love sleeping on something soft and comforting such as a duvet or a pillow. They don’t have rows of course, but our dogs are likely to try and find something similar.
With dogs that face their butts towards you, this is often because they’ve found the softest bit of your mattress or pillow! The fluffy bottom provides comfort for dogs who are sleeping on a hard concrete floor or even worse, in a kennel.
Firstly dogs sleep very differently than humans.
They don’t sleep in one position for hours on end instead dogs take little naps throughout the day which last just minutes rather than hours at a time. Dogs can also drift into different states where they will feel more comfortable either curling up into the fetal position or stretching out and even laying flat on their backs!
This means that dogs who are trying to snooze may gently nudge you in the side when they’re moving from one position to another. They might also do this if they feel a bit cold, or if their bum gets a little chilly when it’s been hanging in the air for too long!
That’s not all though, dogs can express themselves through their butts. You know when your dog is feeling contented because they’ve wagged their tail?
If dogs don’t have a tail then you’ll often see them wagging their bottom instead which looks remarkably similar in many cases.
But what does this mean exactly?!
If your dog is pushing back against your face then it could be that they’re feeling a bit grumpy and in need of some loving comfort. Some dogs may also do this when they want attention, or if you’ve been neglecting them for too long!
All in all, dogs sleep in many different ways throughout the day so don’t feel frustrated about your dogs’ decision to snooze with their bum pointing towards you – it might just be a preference that has developed over time from being laid on lots of firmer surfaces.
In some cases though, you should always check with your vet to see what’s going on before jumping to conclusions!