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Old 05-18-2011, 08:55 AM
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My dog sitting on my other dogs head?

Hi,

I'd like to point out that first that I don't think this is her trying to be dominant over her sister, however, I may be wrong. I don't know, let me know what you think.

Ok, this happens when my dogs are relaxed and laying down. My smaller dog, Rosie will just get up walk over to her sister, Bessie who will be laying down on her side, and just plonk her butt on her body, often her head and then just sit there. Bessie doesn't seem to mind at all and just continues to lay there. I've added a picture.

I couldn't stop laughing at it when I first saw it. It's not really a problem for me but I just wanted to see why she is doing it and what it could mean.

Thanks,

Erica.

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Haha, that is too cute. How does she balance sitting like that? Does she stay there for very long?
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Ha ha cute..one of Indis play mates(a springer spaniel) Always pushes her down with her paws (in a playful way) then lays on her. That's also super cute cause indi will then chew on her ears... It's strange how they do stuff like that and in my situation also I dont c it as dominance.
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lol I don't know! Sometimes she stays there for a while, other times she gets off after 5 seconds. It's weird lol why do you think she does it?
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I wouldn't hAve a clue. In my case I think it's just playful but I wouldn't have a clue why they'd do it while sleeping.
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ya know darla does this to rocky. he usually ignores her. then sometimes she will actually straddle him with her tail hanging in his face! so did you ever decide if this is dominance or just dogs being silly?
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My sisters younger staffie does this to her older one - I do believe that it is dominance.
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I don't think it's dominance at all. I think it's just dogs being silly and wanting to be close to eachother. My dog sits on me feet and she is just wanting to be close to me.
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yes but I am talking about them sitting on the other dogs head, not sitting on your feet (sitting on the head is def a dominance activity)
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Please read this: http://www.dogforum.com/dog-training...nce-dogs-4076/
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