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Old 12-22-2012, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default dog spreads his legs when he lays down?

Ok sooo my dog kodak when he lays down spreads his back legs. like a normal dog would lay but with his rear legs spread? What is that all about? ??
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's most comfortable for him? That would be my guess. My dogs sleep in all manner of undignified positions.

if it is abnormal, it may be a sign of discomfort in his hips/hind end. Have you had him examined by a vet? Does he lay like that every time, or only sometimes?

Otherwise, why do you care? I don't mean that in a confrontational way--if you're trying for obedience and want a "sphinx" position, I'd have better advice. I just feel like there needs to be some more info here for me to help.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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its called the Froggy position. mine lays like that too. its quite normal

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My Smokey lays like that to. Sometime with both out sometime with one out.

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Old 12-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok thank god I thot there was something wrong and I was the only one lol.bit to answer your question he only does it sometimes
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh and mebully21.love that collar your dog has in the pic looks like the ones I make.vary nice!
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually, laying like this means their hips are in good shape. It is when a dog is reluctant to exercise these.. erm, positions.. That you should be worried about their hips, as a dog with dysplasia would be in lots of pain trying to lay like this.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #8 (permalink)
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"its called the Froggy position" love this scientific terminology here....
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