When a dogs sleep in this way they are partaking in (what we like to call) the ‘Curly Sue’ position. Because the Curly Sue allows a dog to have their belly protected and share heat in a pack, it is the most common position amongst wolves and wild dogs, according to Dogs Best Life. If your pup is doing the Curly Sue, it likely means they are either a bit cold or apprehensive about something, like a new environment or people. But don’t worry. Joyful, independent pups often sleep like this too— it’s just so cozy!
Back to Back
This position is very different than the others because it tells you how your dog sleeps in relation to either yourself or another pooch. If you have many dogs, you might have seen your dogs sleeping in a back to back possiton. This is because is an instinctual way for a dog to show you are one of the pack, one important member in his life. Moreover, back-to-back sleeping is a way for your pup to bond with you, showing you that they can trust you 100%.