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Question by  harrisberg (14)

Why do dogs dig the carpet?

What makes dogs do this?


Answer by  Sylvia (759)

A number of reasons and it's a natural part of their makeup. However, inside it could be boredom, nesting, could be a sign of anxiety or unrelased energy.

posted by Anonymous
We just got this dog..Yorkie poo he digs at the carpet ..we try everything for him to stop...saying no when we catch him do it..and spraying it ...we try everything that we know..he only 4 months old ..pleas help  add a comment

Answer by  dog (31)

Typically dogs paw at the carpet to make a nest for themselves and to be more comfortable. Dogs still have the instinct to clean their area as if they were outside to move rocks, sticks, etc.


Answer by  outlaw (177)

Carpet to a dog is like dirt. By instinct they dig. Often they digging is related to nesting; preparing their space to lie down and rest.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

For two reasons. It feels really good to them. It also is a way of relieving boredom. If you don't like your dog doing that make sure you tell him "NO! " every time you catch him.


Answer by  keiki (1376)

In the wild wolves dig into the ground to make beds that are warmer than simply laying above ground. Since dogs descended from wolves they still do this, even though there is usually no need for it now.


Answer by  worker2746 (2434)

They are often trying to see what the texture is all about. Dogs often dig at the ground prior to laying down.

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