05 Sep Pawing Before Lying Down
Have you experienced your dog scratching on your carpet, in the garden, even on linoleum floors? From the time they’re puppies, dogs will scratch and dig just about anywhere. They are not always trying to make a bed in all of these places, they simply enjoy scratching. It feels great on their paws. This is why some dogs spend an inordinate amount of time pawing the carpet or their beds before lying down. They don’t need to make things more comfortable than they already are. They’re just enjoying the activity. And since they find it relaxing, it’s a natural prelude to taking a nap. They don’t necessarily have a goal in mind, they do it because it feels good.