Understanding Why Dogs Sit on Your Lap

 

Ever ask yourself, “Why is my pup sitting on me when there is a more comfortable area right next to me?” Is it just entertaining or could there be some real reason behind your dog sitting or sleeping on you? Let’s face the fact, some dogs just slept on you for fun, while others have a reason for resulting to this behavior. Here the most common reasons why your dog may lie on you instead of next to you, and tips for when to support, and when to withhold, a dog from sitting on your lap.

Paving Their Scent

Some dogs will sit in “your  area” on the sofa or your favorite gaming chair you bought from house tech or even roll around all over your couch as a way to expand their scent and show that you are their possession. When they don’t feel that is sufficient, they move to sit on you.

It is Just Their Natural Behavior

Paritcular dog breeds are very loving and feel a need to be with you at all times. Great Danes, for instance, are recognized as mild giants and have been recognized to favor kids. So, it may be absolutely natural for a huge dog to try to sit on a small lap as a way to bond with and defend his playmate.

Showing Dominance

When getting a new dog, you may need to ask yourself if the dog is lying on me to declare his dominance. If you just added a new dog to your pets, one of them may sit on you to show that he’s the alpha By lying on people, dogs often feel more powerful and more in charge.

They Just Find it Enjoyable

Both female and male dogs sometimes lie on their pet parent just to have fun. The sitting might be completed with some playing around in your lap and even funny sounds.