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Why do dogs scratch the carpet?

asked 2017-06-07 00:13:50 -0500

Why do dogs scratch at the carpet?

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Some dogs, in addition to the circles, do scratching. And circling…..and scratching, and circling and turning around. It goes on forever. But don’t get a bed made with thin material or you will have a mess.

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answered 2019-10-11 08:37:42 -0500

Hi there.

According to this article: https://goldenretrieverlove.com/why-does-my-dog-scratch-at-my-carpet/ (https://goldenretrieverlove.com/why-d...), one of the main reasons why dogs are destructive (ie scratching carpet, eating shoes) is because they are in need of some attention. Some simple preventive ways to address this is by engaging him and playing with him. This would basically distract him as he does other things.

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answered 2017-06-16 10:13:52 -0500

Your dog might also be bored. Try to give him some alternatives. Toys, games etc. Keep him occupied. If he has high energy, take him for walks a couple of times a day.

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answered 2017-06-07 01:33:43 -0500

There's a few possibilities. Excessive Energy; Anxiety/Fear; Illness; Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior. This link may help you in handling it. http://pets.thenest.com/dogs-scratch-...

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