English Prepositions and Dog Poses or Useful Prepositions for Your Dog to Know to Pose Perfectly


People often tell me that Mr. N totally understands English. In order to demonstrate his English skills, he is going to explain prepositions in relation to dog poses.


Being on a surface. Useful for posing on logs, statues, benches, trees etc.


Things with a top, bottom, and sides. Locations for poses include tunnels, tree roots, people’s legs, and playground fixtures. 


Inside a vehicle, place, item etc. Perfect for showing off your dog’s travel itinerary.  
By/Next to
Left/right of somebody or something. Necessary for multiple dog poses, posing with other species. 

Lower than something else. Furniture is ideal as is showing off your dog’s crawl skills. 

Getting to the other side or surmounting an obstacle. Trick poses work well for these like hoops, and jumps. 
Photo by Grace W.
Movement from one place/person to another. Great for action shots. 
Photo by Grace W.
Does your dog have a favorite preposition pose?




45 Responses

  1. M Dawson

    February 5, 2016 7:46 am

    Totally brilliant post! I think this is a fabuloous idea! I can't even begin to try that with our cats though!! 🙂

    Well done

    Marjorie and Team Dash Kitten

  2. Lauren Miller

    February 5, 2016 7:56 am

    Great post! Those pictures are so cute! Phoenix definitely likes posing on top of things, the crazier the thing the better and lots of jumping through things, too. Zoe doesn't really like posing out in the environment but she's happy to do it at home.

  3. cupcakepetrillo

    February 5, 2016 11:25 am

    My favorite preposition is "in" because it's the coziest. I love how you're walking on 2 feet, Mr. N. I only do that when mom holds a treat for me to follow!

    Love and licks,

  4. Emma

    February 5, 2016 12:25 pm

    I don't think we have any prepositions in our arsenal, except for "off" which has nothing to do with posing. Mom always chooses odd words for us! These are cool prepositions for posing, though. Never thought about using prepositions.

  5. Janet Keefe

    February 5, 2016 8:41 pm

    Mr. N is smart AND talented! We use "up" a lot – I think that can be considered a preposition sometimes? (I was an English major in college but that was a LONG time ago..LOL).
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  6. Cathy Armato

    February 6, 2016 10:36 pm

    Why Mr. N, you should be an English teacher! My dogs have mastered On quite well. I love that last photo, your zombie walk! I'd love to teach my dogs to do that.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  7. FiveSibesMom

    February 7, 2016 11:21 pm

    Love this post! Favorite preposition pose here at FiveSibes – would have to be in and out. They love "in" because it signals time with family, their beds, and snacks! "Out" the love because they get to go play. Again, thank you for this great post!


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