When they sleep on their back with their belly in the air and paws up, they are trying to keep cool.” Because this is such a vulnerable position to be in, when dogs sleep on their back with their paws in the air, it also means that they are fully trusting you and their environment.
Why does my dog sleep on her back with her legs up?
Comfort. Back sleeping is the most comfortable position for a dog because it allows his muscles to completely relax. When a dog sleeps on his stomach, on his side or curled up, his muscles are still tensed. These positions all allow a dog to wake up and stand up quickly.
Do dogs get cold at night?
Do Dogs Get Cold at Night? It is possible for dogs to get cold at night, even if they’re kept indoors. “If you think your dog is getting cold at night, consider giving him a cozy blanket to snuggle up to in bed. Most dogs will not feel cold at night or will seek out a warmer place if they do,” says Satchu.