Why Does My Great Dane Stand Over Me? (Here’s Why)

Do you ever find your Great Dane standing over you when you are lying down or sitting down? It can be quite intimidating due to its large size.

What drives this behavior and what is your Great Dane thinking when they do this? What causes your Great Dane to stand over you?

Let’s look at the reasons behind why your Great Dane stands over you.

Why Does My Great Dane Stand Over Me?

Your Great Dane stands over you because they are trying to exert their dominance over you. Standing over you is a natural canine instinct, however, the behavior needs to be controlled because it can lead to behavior problems causing your dog to be dangerous to you, others, and themselves.

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Understanding your dog’s behavior helps in correcting behavioral problems and also seeking help when needed.

Related: Great Dane Acting Weird?: Reasons Why & What To Do

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Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is a writer, mum, and animal lover with extensive experience with dogs. She loves talking about animal advocacy and care. She lives with 4 German Shepherds and 1 cat.