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Alex, my 10-year-old Maltelse scratches and "digs" in three of his favorite napping spots before set

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  • Audra BeardAudra Beard Posts: 1,359Member
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    The scratching and digging is a natural behavior for most dogs. It is primal from when the ancestors lived in the wild and is an act of fluffing(Kind-of like we fluff our pillows or turn our matresses over) to make the spot more comfy. Hope I helped! :D
  • kathy loftkathy loft BellevillePosts: 2,200Member
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    Some say it's a way of marking their spot. Letting others know this spot is taken. There are a few theories as to why dogs do it but until dogs can speak no one will ever know.
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