Why do dogs like to sleep under blankets? Your questions answered by Sleepy Fox®

Pups were naturally weaned in protected and covered spaces

We all know how cute it is to find our furry little friends snuggling under the covers. We 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, they are craving the comfort and security of their natural sleep environment. The Sleepy Fox® 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? They are telling you they want a Snuggle Cave!