The Surprising Reason Your Dog Sits On Your Feet

Diply 18 Jan 2017

Do you ever wonder what your dog is trying to tell you? They seem so human-like sometimes, right? Dog behavior simply fascinates me.
Does your dog sit on your feet a lot? Well, depending on the type of dog you have, this can mean a number of different things.
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Don't you just get the feeling that your dogs are more intelligent and emotional than most humans?

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They seem to give off interesting little signs here and there...

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I swear they are trying to telling us stuff. 

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Let's take a look at what some dog behaviors mean, including when they lay on your feet. 

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You know that little stretch they do when you get home?

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As you might expect, it's a clear greeting, not just a way for doggy to get loose.

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While you probably think of your dog as the source of all things that are happy in life, they do experience stress. They do so in a few ways.

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You may think they are just tired, but actually a yawn can indicate that a dog is stressed.

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A nose lick can indicate that your little buddy is feeling stressed too. 

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In fact, that little shake off they do doesn't necessarily mean they are cold – they could be releasing their stress. 

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What about when your dog sits on your feet?

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I swear my dog does this all of the time and I've never known why.

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Some believe that a dog is marking his/her territory by parking on your feet. Basically, this means "get away" to other dogs – or people.

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Other dog experts claim it depends on the type of dog you have.  Apparently if they are typically dominant dogs, sitting on your feet may be their way of asserting dominance over you.

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Your dog may be telling you, "hey, you aren't going anywhere."

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On the other hand, if the dog is usually somewhat anxious, it may be a way to stay in touch with the owner for comfort. 

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Dogs with separation anxiety may exhibit this kind of behavior.

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So it's up to you to figure out what kind of dog you have. Depending on their natural level of dominance, a dog sitting on your feet can mean completely different things. 

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