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Why does my dog go under the bed?

asked 2017-01-09 12:29:12 -0600

My dog keeps hiding under the bed and I'm really worried. It's not just at night, he hides under the bed during the day as well! He must be really scared of something. Anyone know how I can fix this??

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answered 2017-01-11 11:19:30 -0600

Some dogs like to "cave" and I do have a couple pups that when they "mark" will go under the bed because they know they shouldn't have done that. That's my cue to check for damp/wet spots. I just clean up the spot and coax the dog(s) out to go for a walk. One of my repeat pet parents told me that their pup will do that if he "marks" and is a sign to look around for "the spot". But always hiding under the bed gives cause to be very concerned. I would strongly suggest having your veterinarian check for any health issues. Evaluate your home for any loud noises such as fire crackers, loud music/TV, etc. Dogs are very sensitive to their environment, i.e. people yelling. Lastly, observe your dog when being picked up from a pet sitter, kennel, etc. It may not be a good fit for your dog. Hopefully Not, but could also be a sign of abuse.

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If you have any other pets in the house, the dog could be terrorized by an "alpha" pet.

Kathleen D.'s profile imageKathleen D. ( 2017-01-11 11:21:16 -0600 )edit

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