Dogs Who Don't Understand Personal Space (Photos)

| by Lauren Briggs

Dogs are funny creatures.

Sometimes they are totally in tune with you, and you might have even trained them to have great manners -- for a canine, anyway. But there are other times when pups just have absolutely no clue about personal boundaries and will probably never understand why you don't appreciate it when your 100-plus pound Malamute ball of fluff decides that they'd like to stand on top of you.

Here is Exhibit A, courtesy of Shareably:

Then there is this pupper, who might be small but is still a giant to such a small child.

A lap is a lap is a lap, right?

Then you have this lab who can't even keep his eyes open…

Who wouldn't want to wake up to a beautiful pit bull giving you kisses in bed... and digging those sharp elbows into your chest?

Is there even a human underneath this dog? I just see a pair of legs. I'm not convinced.

This is why you can't ever expect to have privacy if you have two huskies that know how to open doors.

"Remember when I was a puppy, and you thought this was cute? Let's pretend I don't weigh more than you do."


And of course, you have this tiny scruffy guy, who found the best bed ever:

Perhaps this Doberman-looking pupper thinks he's the same size as the little terrier, because he's trying to do the same thing.

"Oh, sorry! Were you working? I hardly noticed. Don't let me get in your way."

It's hard to decide what's funnier: the look of tolerant misery on the dogchair's face, or complete lack of awareness from the goofy pit bull.

This fluffy pupper looks as happy as the child is distraught.

Dog: "We're the best of friends, right? This is the best thing ever." Cat: "NO."

Dogs sometimes communicate in strange ways that are a little different from humans, so it can be a little tricky to decode their actions. According to The Nest, pups who sit on you are usually showing their affection, claiming you by covering you with their scent, trying to keep warm or even asserting their dominance, the latter of which can become a big problem if you don't establish and enforce boundaries.

But if your pup respects you as the Alpha and gives you no reason to suspect that they are forming unhealthy habits, there's no reason not to take as many photos as you can and laugh about it.

Sources: Shareably, The Nest / Photo credit: Brandon/Flickr, iheartdogs via Shareably, Barkpost via Shareably, Daily Mail via Shareably

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