If you own a Dachshund you probably have wondered, why does my dachshund burrow under covers? Dogs, in general, are denning animals; they like to sleep in small protected places where they feel warm and safe.
Dachshunds, in particular, were bred to hunt small burrow-dwelling animals like badgers, by flushing them out from their dens. This shows in their behavior by burrowing in blankets and pillows. They also like to curl up with other dogs, especially another dachshund. Dachshund puppies also tend to burrow in the clothes of their owners like sweater sleeves. It’s actually very common.
Burrow beds for dachshunds
Your dachshunds will love a burrow bed, as it gives them an environment where they can feel safe and relaxed. Dachshunds like to sleep inside the house with their humans, where they are warm and comfy, so the best bed for them is one that they can burrow into. The best place to locate your dog’s bed is a warm and dry corner of your house, this will provide a place where your dog can feel safe throughout the day and sleep warm at night.
How to choose the right bed for your dog.
The first thing to consider when buying a bed for a dachshund is to avoid raised or high beds that force your dog to leap up and down as this may hurt his back. So look for low beds that allow your doxie to easily get in and out without jumping. It’s also important to look for a bed that is warm and cozy all year round providing a comfortable environment where your dog can burrow a get a good sleep.
It’s also important to keep your dog’s bed clean, so look for beds with machine washable and dryable covers. This is especially important for dog beds that are placed indoors, as they can get very smelly with time. So, buying an easy-to-wash bed is a good idea.