Do you ever find your Bernese Mountain Dog standing over you when you are lying down or sitting down? It can be quite intimidating due to it’s large size.
What drives this behavior and what is your Bernese Mountain Dog thinking when they do this? What causes your Bernese Mountain Dog to stand over you?
Let’s look at the reasons behind why your Bernese Mountain Dog stands over you and what to do.
Why does my Bernese Mountain Dog stand over me?
Your Bernese Mountain Dog 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.