Why does my dog get excited when I lay down on the floor?

It can be hard to understand a dog, mostly since they dont talk. However, we have other ways to understand dogs, like, through their body language.

Understanding your dog

It’s usually a lot easier to understand dogs when they belong to you. You can tell by there normal behaviour from the unusual behaviour, such as being in a playful mood, bit moody, or sleepy. You often find yourself adjusting your behaviour to suit them without even realising.


Dogs and humans defiantly have a basic form of communication through our body language. What happens when you do something out of sort or vice versa? What if your dog got up and started doing a cartwheel? You would certainly think that was strange, and would more than like be very excited.

Dogs think that it’s out of character for humans to lay on the floor randomly. The excitement in your dog kicks in, and without thinking, your dog will rush over to you and will commence playtime, licking, barking and even pulling on clothing. It’s through pure excitement your dog does this.

If you change your behaviour, your dog will notice, one way or another, if your sad or angry, your dog will pick up on this. Some breeds more than others take a poodle, for instance, their intelligence is exceptionally high, and a poodle will understand you so much more than what you would expect. See here how smart the poodle is and how their personality is one of a kind.

male owner sitting on lawn playing with poodle
Poodles are extremely clever and they love to play

Another dog breed thats good at noticing human behaviour is Jack Russell Terriers because they are so devoted to us and loyal to their owners. Jack Russells are watching us closely all the time, which enables them to spot any different behaviours. Here you can learn about the personality of the Jack Russell Terrier.

Adorable puppy Jack Russell Terrier on the carpet playing with owner.
Playtime with Jack Russell Terrier


Laying on the floor, you’re inviting them to play with you, getting down to their level to play. I often do this with my dogs and its an excellent way to get those endorphins flowing.

Enjoy your playtime with your dog.

Happy dog parenting

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