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Q: Why does my dog like to sleep under the covers?

October 12, 2008 | By Lallyke | 16 answers | Expired: 2221 days ago

Lallyke

Everynight when I go to bed, my 7 year old pit bull paws at the covers for me to let her under. She will sleep under the covers until I wake up in the morning. Does anyone know why this is?

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KellyGrace
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Oct 13, 2008

My dog sleeps under the covers whether there is anyone in the bed or not. She likes to be covered anytime that she is sleeping and as a last resort will try to cover up with anything that she can find including pulling a cover off of the back of the couch and taking it to her bed.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Oct 13, 2008

I have a Dachshund and have learned that this is common for this breed. I think it's more of a denning instenct. They feel safe.

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Rdrk7012
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Oct 13, 2008

I think that is just because maybe your dog wants to be close to you. She may also get cold at night. My cat does that. SHe will paw at the cover. YOu might try like before your puppy comes to lay down with, you might try feeling of her foot pads to see if they feel cold. That of course means the puppy is cold. Or she may just want to be close to you. YOu know cause they can smell our scent and maybe she just wants to be close to you.

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