To the amusement of dog owners, dogs would sometimes show some peculiar and amusing behaviors. Dogs are generally seen circling the sleeping area several times before settling down to sleep all curled up. Sleeping on their sides or sleeping on the stomach with front legs tucked and the hind legs stretched out are some of the sleeping positions of dogs. The flying squirrel sleeping position of the pet would certainly be very entertaining to a family that seems unable to take the eyes off the beloved dog.
Dog owners would certainly be amused if the dog sleeps on its back with the legs up in the air like an upended table. Sleeping on its back with the legs up is surely one of the funniest sleeping positions of the dog
That dogs are man’s best friend may be an over rated cliche but because of an affectionate nature, dogs really do form a strong bond with their human families. These most valued companions consistently aim to please the family thus it would not be unexpected if even when sleeping the dog would still want to entertain its people. The family will double-up in laughter if the dog that is sleeping on its back is also holding up the legs stiffly as if waiting and getting ready at the chance that the ceiling will fall.
However, this sleeping position does have other meanings. Sleeping on its back can be the dog’s way to keep cool as it exposes the belly that is less covered with fur. A dog finds it rather hard to cool the body as it has very few sweat glands. Thus in very hot weather a dog would loll its tongue to keep cool. The dog has another way improving its rather inefficient cooling system and this is by sleeping on its back to expose the belly to cooler air.
This rather funny sleeping position is a manifestation of the dog’s affectionate nature. Dogs would always want to be cuddled and kissed by its family and it is certainly hard to resist the temptation of patting a dog that is sleeping on its back with all the legs up in the air. A dog sleeping on its back is certainly a wise one as this is considered to be the most comfortable sleeping position. Dog owners would notice that their pets sleep this way if the dog is safe and secure inside the housed. Dogs don’t feel so secure when they sleep outdoors thus they are not seen sleeping on their back. Dogs that have to be alert sleep all curled up. This way the vital parts of the dog are protected from potential harm that can be caused by the dog’s enemies.