You may be wondering why your dog always chooses to sit right on top of you when he has all this space and other comfortable spots around.
Your dog most likely sits on you because he trusts you and is claiming you as his own.
By sitting on you, your dog rubs his scent on you (which is prevalent on his back end). You may not smell it at all, but other dogs and pets probably will. This acts as a marker of ownership.
Here are some other possible reasons:
While not likely, there’s a chance that your dog is trying to assert dominance if, while sitting on you, he’s barking or growling at other pets or humans. It may also be the case if he becomes irritated and aggressive when moving him away from you.
While it’s okay if it happens once in a while - if it’s a common occurrence, contacting a professional dog trainer or vet may be a good idea. It may be essential to get to the root cause of why he’s behaving this way.
Please note that dogs can’t speak, and we can’t read their minds (yet). So, we can only make educated guesses about the reasons and intentions behind some of their behaviors.