Dogs who sleep balled up are soothing themselves, showing submission, or coping with pain, stress or anxiety.
Curled Up Tight
Confident, relaxed and trusting dogs sleep on their backs with their belly exposed.
On Their Back
Pups who sleep pressed against you bond with and rely on you for safety and warmth.
Deeply sleeping dogs may sleep in goofy, awkward looking positions without regard for comfort.
Dogs burrowed under blankets or in small hidden spaces feel the need for extra security.
Burrowed in Covers
Frequent position shifting indicates discomfort from arthritis, illness, anxiety or temperature.
Increased daytime sleeping may signal boredom, depression or a health issue in dogs.
Excessive Daytime Sleep