Why Do Dogs Sit on Your Feet? – Dogster

Dogs sitting on our feet is a simple act that many pet parents experience regularly, but the reason isn’t so simple.

What does it mean when dogs sit on your feet?

The most common reason why our dogs sit at or on our feet is to feel a sense of security.

California-based dog trainer Ash Miner, a certified trick dog instructor (CTDI) who is working on a master’s degree in animal behavior, says a dog sitting on his or her parent’s feet is usually giving the pup the sense of someone having their back. It’s also to show their desire to stay close to you. If you get up, they know — because they’re on your feet — even if they fall asleep.