Q: Why does my dog scratch the area he plans to lay in?
When Spike goes to bed he scratches all around where he plans to lay.Is it to make it more soft?very curious and cute.
Oct 03, 2009
Most of the literature I've read says that its a nesting instinct. Its what dogs would do in the wild when they would have to make a comfortable bed with leaves, grass & such. They don't have to do it now, but its all just instinctual. Some dogs have a stronger urge to do it than others. Teddy does it every time he lays down. Bailey is almost as bad but Cassidy hardly ever does it.
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