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Can I use my dog as a pillow?

Last Updated: 10th March, 2020

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There is a loophole in my “no body pillow” rule, though. Use your dog instead. He is the Goldilocks of dog body pillows: not to big and not to small. He fits easily on my bed and will happily lay his head on the pillow next to mine in the perfect hugging position.

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Considering this, why do dogs want to sleep on your pillow?

Dogs usually sleep close together in their pack, its sleeping on your pillow might be a form of acceptance of you being its leader. When lying in bed, the most ventilated are is your pillow so your dog would choose this spot for a better sleep. Dogs are very protective of new born babies.

Likewise, why do my dogs sleep with me and not my husband? When your dog would rather choose your side of the bed over your spouse's, this can be worrying to you and even hurtful to your husband. Since your dog would rather sleep with you than your husband, this may cause favoritism and discomfort, since your husband may feel like the dog likes YOU better.

Likewise, can dogs sleep with a fan on?

We currently sleep with a fan pointed directly at us. “You'll see dogs sometimes standing in front of a fan because they like the feel of it,” Klein said, “but it's not necessarily going to cool them in the same way it would a person.” This is because dogs do not eliminate body heat the way humans do.

Can I lay on my dog?

Go ahead and sleep with your dog—it's perfectly safe, as long as you are both healthy. In fact, sharing your bedroom with your canine companion—as long as he isn't under the covers—may actually improve your sleep, according to recent research published by Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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