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Why Dogs Burrow Under the Covers (And Dig In the Bed)

What’s behind the desire and whether it’s safe to do.

BY JOAN KUBICEK, ISCP
ORIGINALLY POSTED APRIL 28, 2021

Why Dogs Burrow Under the Covers (And Dig In the Bed)

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If you live with — and let’s be honest, sleep with — certain pups, there is likely the equivalent of a subway system of tunnels underneath the covers of your bed. Well-worn paths that your beloved dog has burrowed through, night after night. What’s the deal with dogs who burrow under the blankets (or dig in bed), and is this behavior safe?

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