Why do dogs arrange their beds? The Root of the Behavior
The act of moving the materials around is to create a comfortable mound of bedding. By moving his or her blankets around, your pup may actually be trying to create a snug nest in which to sleep.
Why do dogs fluff their beds? Just like humans move pillows, smooth out sheets, and do other things with their bedding at night, dogs are the same way. Pawing or fluffing could help to warm the area or make the sleeping area a little more comfortable for them. A big reason why female dogs do this is due to nesting.
How do dogs know their bed is theirs? They often “look” for a resting spot that smells like their owner (or other members of their “pack”). This was a prime sensory experience we needed to consider when making a mattress for them. Surroundings are also incredibly important.
Why do dogs turn around 3 times? In fact, modern dogs are believe to be 99% identical genetically to their common ancestor, the wild wolf. Wolves living in packs exhibit many of the same behaviors observed by owners of domestic dogs. One reason dogs turn around three times before bedding down is because that’s what feels right instinctively.