Why does my dog any put a paw on me or lay so that portion of his body is touching me...similar to he'll lay on my ?
foot when I'm sitting or when I'm laying down too he'll put his paw on me.? on my hand or my arm or my leg last darkness he got mostly blanket but seeing as how I was on my side he put his paw kind of on my chest. He's neuter and he also does it to my son so I'm pretty sure its not a male dog thing-my son is 13 and wasn't a baby when we get the dog either.
Security, consolation, love... it is a good thing.
He loves you and probably basically want attention or something...its nothing to worry about.
he may sense something close to u have a lot of stress.
it wants to hug you! :]
he's in reality showing he has dominance over you.learned this on dog whisperer.when he puts his paw on you move it to show him your his leader.
It's his way of showing he love you and requests you by his side.
And Jack's right- dog's are pack animals, and sleep in "mounds" in the feral. You're his pack, so you're his mound buddy.
I helped my friend train her wolf dog once, and I know that when many wolves, and dogs, wish to set up dominance, they will do so by laying a paw or part of the body on you. They want to show that you are "beneath" them and they rank complex. This could be potentially dangerous, as they will become confidant with their position as the "alpha" and if they misbehave and you right them, they will not listen, as they believe they have no need to.
Is he displaying any other dominant behaviors, such as guarding toys? If not, then he probably IS freshly trying to show some love! Dogs and wolves have a lot in adjectives, but sometimes, they can be a world apart :)
If you have any more questions, feel free to ask, I hope I help!