Why do dogs lie or sit on our feet?

4pawdrive started a discussion on August 9th

And why might a dog sit on a lying dog?

2 comments

Kevin Behan about 3 years ago
The basis of sociability is for the purpose of overcoming resistance. This is in fact how evolution happens. In order to overcome resistance individuals need to couple their efforts into a syncopated rhythm, I call this emotional coupling. All emotional phenomena are reflected in physical actions. When two individuals emotionally couple they are able to synchronize and increase the amount of force they have available in order to do work, i.e. overcome objects of resistance. So a dog will seek to physically connect and sit on another dog, as a physical manifestation of their innate emotional desire to couple, to syncopate their physical movements with the other.
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