Why Do Dogs Like To Burrow?
We don't exactly know why some dogs like to burrow but here are a few reasons that might explain this humorous behavior. Some breeds are naturally burrowers; it’s an instinctual behavior they are born with. They like to burrow themselves or treasures they find to save for later. Small-prey hunters, like Terriers and Dachshunds, tend to mimic their innate behavior of flushing out small animals from tunnels by burrowing. Larger burrowers, like Huskies, live in extreme temperatures that make the instinct to burrow under the snow crucial for staying warm. Burrow beds are perfect for Terriers, Hounds, and Sighthounds but all other dogs enjoy burrowing, too — regardless of their breed. Just like humans, sometimes your dog will find comfort and relaxation by burrowing in a safe, warm place because they might feel stressed or cold. According to some pet experts, dogs are “denning” animals: It is a dog's instinct to sleep or relax in a small and protected space to feel warm and safe. If you know you have burrower, under your blankets snuggling with you every night, this kind of bed has to be the right choice for your burrower.