If you’re the owner of a lovable dachshund, you’ll notice that they have a lot of quirky behaviors. One of those behaviors is digging at the bed. This odd trait befuddles most dog owners. After all, it’s not like your dachshund can dig up something from inside your bed. So why do they do it? Here we provide you with the answers:
Dachshunds love to dig
Dachshunds are natural diggers. In fact, don’t be surprised if you find a few holes out in your backyard. While many breeds will enjoy digging, dachshunds are more prone to this behavior.
It’s in their DNA
Dachshunds love to dig…but why? Well, it mostly has to do with their DNA. Back before dogs were fully domesticated, they would dig into the ground to store food and to make a place sleep for the night that would be protected from weather and predators. As such, a dachshund digging at the bed is similar to a wild dog digging into the ground for a place to sleep, at least in their own minds.
We all do silly things when we’re bored, and so do our dachshunds. Some dogs dig at their bedding simply because they’re bored and have nothing to do. This is especially the case if they’re doing this with other furniture in your house, such as your couch or chairs. If that’s the case, try to find some way to distract your dachshund to prevent this behavior from getting out of hand.