Why does my dog like to sleep under the covers/blankets?
Pre-domesticated dogs were maternal den animals. Meaning, that mother dogs would birth and wean their pups, for up to 3 months, in a protected and confined space. Although dogs did not live in dens year round, they would still seek out 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.
Accordingly, it is natural for your dog to choose to sleep in a cozy, comfy, protected space in your home.
Additionally, some breeds, such as terriers, were bred specifically to hunt small animals in holes and tunnels. This burrowing instinct makes terriers (among other breeds) instinctively more comfortable in small, covered spaces.
When your dog burrows under the blankets, he is craving the comfort and security of his natural sleeping 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 better.
How do I know if my dog will like a Snuggle Cave Dog Bed?
No one knows your dog better than you. Observe their sleep habits, do they like to snuggle under the covers, into pillows or behind things? Do they like to sleep under furniture? Do they like to curl up when they sleep? These are all sleep habits that indicate your dog will love his own Snuggle Cave Dog Bed.
Terrier and hunting breeds are especially happy in small covered spaces. The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Dog Bed fulfills all their natural sleep instincts. For a longer list of breeds who currently snooze in KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Beds, click here.
If a Snuggle Cave Bed doesn’t seem ideal for your pup, check out our KONA CAVE® Bolster Beds and KONA CAVE® Travel Dog Beds as alternatives.
Kona Fun Fact: Terrier means ‘to burrow’ in French.
Will my dog know how to sleep in a Snuggle Cave Dog Bed?
Most dogs tend to jump right into their KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Dog Bed as soon as it is out of the box. Isn’t it funny how dogs always seem to know when something is for them?
Snuggle Cave Bed Training Tips:
If your dog seems a bit hesitant, or unsure of how to use his new cave bed, there are a few helpful tips you can follow:
Does my dog get enough air when he sleeps under the covers?
First of all, there is no reason to worry that your dog will not get enough air when he sleeps under blankets. Dogs follow their instincts and will therefore get out from under blankets when they don’t have enough air. Secondly, KONA CAVE'S patent protected Snuggle Dog Bed is the only cave dog bed with a unique back air vent to ensure that even when your dog is deep under the covers, he will always have fresh air flowing into the bed. Our patent-pending cave dog bed design fulfills every one of your dog’s comfort and sleep instincts.
Dogs love it!