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

October 12, 2008 | By Lallyke | 16 answers | Expired: 2132 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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Nora  S.
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Oct 13, 2008

My dogs sleep under the covers too! I just figured its because its warm, they're close to me, and it beats the couch in the other part of the house! Sometimes its not the most comfortable for me but I LOVE it! They've got me trained....I can't fall asleep unless they're in their spots! :)

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