Why does my dog lay on the back of the couch?

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If you're away, he may also find comfort on the couch because it smells like you.

When you allow your dog on your sofa or bed, instinct tells them they are equal or above their humans in the pack hierarchy.

For some dogs, this can lead to territorial behavior.

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One reason your dog may be digging into the couch is due to how dogs would dig out dens in the wild as a place to rest and protect themselves from various predators.

If your dog likes to sleep on your couch, his digging behavior may be more due to his comfort and temperature levels.

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Pet hair clings to most microfiber weaves and often collects on the sides and front of your furniture even if your dog or cat is not allowed up on it.

Micro-suede fabric attracts hair the least of all microfibers, with hair easily removed with a slightly damp cloth or vacuum.

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If you're away, he may also find comfort on the couch because it smells like you.

When you allow your dog on your sofa or bed, instinct tells them they are equal or above their humans in the pack hierarchy.

For some dogs, this can lead to territorial behavior.

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Dog Nips Dog. Separation anxiety also may cause your Dog to nibble on himself, as he seeks to self-soothe.

Allergies, boredom, dry skin, pain, hormonal imbalances and parasites also are potential causes of compulsive self-chewing or nibbling behavior.

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Bear in mind, however, that you yourself probably won't enjoy sitting on your foil-covered sofa or chair while training your dog to keep off of them! Step 1 - Cut out sheets of aluminum foil slightly larger than the surface you'd like to protect from you pup.

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One reason your dog may be digging into the couch is due to how dogs would dig out dens in the wild as a place to rest and protect themselves from various predators.

dogs sometimes dig to find objects.

If your dog smells food or another scent on your couch, he may be trying to dig in order to uncover it.

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The root of the behavior is a natural instinct in canines.

This behavior does not need to be encouraged or discouraged.

It is harmless and often helps your dog feel safe, cozy, and comfortable.

The downside of your dog hiding under the couch is it could be a sign of depression, anxiety, or illness.

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