Im not speaking for all dogs her because I have seen some dogs that indeed need there space but I was sitting down watching tv today and my puppy gently sits in my lap and falls asleep there. I thought it was too cute to not mention it and it also got me thinking about all the other times and how much she likes to cuddle and how she always has to be by my side. What is it about a dog that motivates them to do this? This is something that cannot be trained or at least hasn't been on my part. I wonder what goes on in there head when they think about there care taker?