Dogs Touch You When They Sleep – Top 3 Reasons Why

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Dogs can have a lot of funny sleeping habits, one of which is touch you while they are sleeping. Here are the reasons that may explain this sleeping behavior.

1. It’s a Sign of Affection

Some dogs will show affection to their family members every chance they get, even when they are sleeping! A dog might touch you when he sleeps as a way to show love and affection. A dog may even end up sleeping between you and your husband or wife so he can touch both. How cute!

2. They Feel Safe

Dogs may also touch you or lean against you while sleeping because it makes them feel safe. On the flip side, they might also do this because they feel it puts them in a better position to protect you.

3. It’s Warm and Comfy

Some dogs might touch you while sleeping because of the warmth and comfort. For whatever odd (or cute) reason, they find it much more comfortable to touch you while napping.

To summarize, this behavior is unlikely to be caused by something concerning like an underlying health problem. If you do, however, notice any other strange behaviors or signs from your dog then a trip to the vet might be warranted.


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