So true. I have a rescue dog, half Weimaraner and half Chocolate Lab. Within two minutes of being adopted and let into the house he found my bed and made a nest for himself at the head, a location he will use to the end of his days, except for when I'm sleeping in the bed. Then he tries to sleep on top of me.
You should see our bedtime ritual. Dogs are already in the bed when we get ready to go to bed, so hubby pushes the sleeping dogs aside so he can crawl into his spot. Then the female 75 lbs, who is the alpha, picks out her favorite spot (which is near my husband), then the male 90 lbs finds his spot (also as near to my husband as he can), and I get what’s leftover, LOL. Thank the Lord for king size beds.
Sounds like your dog practices the sport of bed wrestling:
The age old sport of bed wrestling has been practiced between dogs and humans for centuries. It is very subtle, slow-moving, and can take all night, so it isn’t much of a spectator sport. To the combatants, however, it is very intense.
It starts out with one or two humans placed lengthwise in a bed, with a dog curled up at the bottom near their feet. For a human to win, all he or she has to do is stay in the same spot until morning. This is not as easy as it seems.
For the dog to win, it takes cunning, persistence, patience and the agility of an eel. The dog has won the wrestling match when it has worked its way from the bottom of the bed to the top, with its head on the pillow and its body under the covers, stretched out to its utmost length-but crosswise in the bed. The dog must do this without actually waking the humans, who will have nightmares about being crushed, and will find themselves in the morning desperately clutching the edge of the mattress to keep from falling on the floor.