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Q: Why does my dog scratch the area he plans to lay in?

October 3, 2009 | By 9robin58 | 7 answers | Expired: 1768 days ago

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9robin58

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.

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Kelly
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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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Stacy H.
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Oct 03, 2009

I've always thought that it was a very primal instinct and two of my four dogs do it also. My youngest girl, July has a lot of primal behaviors.

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Lisa B.
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Oct 03, 2009

He is making sure his bed is safe and comfortable.

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