Why do dogs dig their bed before lying down? Dogs, like wolves, have scent glands in the bottoms of their paws as well as between their toes that secrete pheromones. Scratching the ground is away to spread their scent and mark their territory, communicating to other dogs or animals that this is their nest or place of rest.
Why do dogs scratch their beds and turn around? One surprising feature of a dog’s paw pads is its scent glands. When dogs get ready for bed, then, their feet serve two purposes. Scratching at their beds and circling before lying down both help our dogs chase away any unwanted pests and mark an area with their unique scent.
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 does my dog stare at me? Dogs stare at their owners to communicate with them, the American Kennel Club says. They may be asking for something, trying to send you a message or seeing if you’re going to do something that involves them.