Why do dogs like to sleep under blankets? Your questions answered by KONA CAVE®

Why do dogs like to sleep under blankets? Your questions answered by KONA CAVE®

Pups were naturally weaned in protected and covered space

We all know how cute it is to find our furry little friends snuggling under the covers. I usually can't resist taking a photo or two.  But did you ever stop to wonder why they like to hide and cover themselves?

Pre-domesticated dogs were maternal den animals. Meaning, that the mother dogs would birth and wean their pups, for up to 3 months, in a protected and covered space. Although dogs did not live in dens year-round, they would still seek shelter when they were sick, injured or in need of security. It is believed, that this natural urge for dogs to find comfort in protected spaces, is a lingering “denning” instinct.

Additionally, most terrier breeds (developed in Great Britain and Ireland) were breed to chase foxes, rabbits and other small animals in holes and tunnels. This burrowing instinct makes terriers (among other breeds) intuitively seek out small, covered spaces to rest and sleep.

Accordingly, it is perfectly natural for your dog to choose to sleep in a cozy, comfy, protected space in your home.

When your dog burrows under the blankets, he is craving the comfort and security of his natural sleep environment.  The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed provides the ultimate sleeping space for your dog.  It has a cushioned center mattress for extra comfort, soft and supportive sides to snuggle him, and a cozy and protective cover giving him the security he craves.  Our Snuggle Cave Bed is like your dog's natural sleep cave, only much better. 

Does your dog like to sleep under the covers or lie under furniture? He is telling you he wants a KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Dog Bed




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We hope you find these suggestions helpful, but no one knows your dog better than you. Think about his sleep habits, does he like to curl up into a small space or stretch out and own the couch?  By observing how your pup likes to sleep, it will help you decide on which dog bed style and size is right for you.  
When in doubt, we recommend sizing up to ensure your dog's ultimate comfort. 
Still unsure?  Email us at info@konacave.com and we'll be happy to help you make a decision.