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Did you know that the way your dog sleeps reveals a lot about their personality? It also reveals whether your pet is a happy and contented pup, and how comfortable they feel around you and in your home.

A dog personality?

Scientists Svartberg and Forkman (2002) identified the main variables in a dog’s personality to be playfulness, curiosity/fearlessness, a ‘desire to chase’, sociability and aggressiveness. Not everyone believes it, but different dogs can have very different personalities – even if they’re from the same breed!

You get to know a dog personality through your pet’s expressions, whines, tail wags, reactions and more, and you can tell a lot about them from the way they sleep!

How does it work?

There are physical cues in the way our pups sleep that reveal different dog personality traits. In the images below we look at some of the most common sleeping positions that dogs everywhere adopt, and what this reveals about their personality. Website Little Things comments, “Very interestingly, “outdoor” and “indoor” pups assume very different sleeping positions. In addition, every dog will choose to rest in a different position that will allow them to do many things, from conserving body heat to jumping quickly into action.”

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Source: Pretty 52