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How do Dogs Choose Where They Sleep?


How did you choose your new mattress? Did you visit a City Mattress location, lay down on several, and pick the one that felt the best? Or maybe, you chose yours based on a brand name you trust. Perhaps even a Sleep Expert in our stores helped guide you to a comfort feel or material type that best meets your needs. Just like you have a favorite spot to sleep (your new mattress), your dog has one too. Unlike your last trip to the mattress store, your dog doesn’t decide this based on whether he prefers latex or innerspring coils. So, the question becomes… how do dogs decide where they sleep?

Your Dog is Guided by Scent

One of the most important things to understand about how dogs pick a place to sleep is that they go through the world nose-first. Dogs don’t see colors as vividly as us humans, however they have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose- over four times more than ours. While we look for a spot that looks comfy, they smell for one! If your dog loves to snuggle up and sleep with you, you’re not alone. Many dogs choose a sleeping spot based on the fact that it smells like their owner, aka the pack leader. If this is your bed with you, great! If not, they’ll choose a spot with your scent for the next best thing.

Your Dog Likes a “Den”

Surroundings are incredibly important, too. Animal scientists and researchers are quick to point out that dogs are, by nature, pack animals. Their wild ancestors slept in dens. This is why you’ll see modern dogs relaxing under a table, tree, or even under your desk as you work from home. Your furry friend likes to feel protected as he sleeps, whether there’s any danger out there or not.

Now, It’s Time to Spruce up the Spot!

Once they find the right spot, dogs like to prepare their bed. If you watch your dog getting ready for a nap, you’ll often see them scratch the area, move blankets around, or push pillows with their nose. This adorable ritual is another behavior that dates back to their wild ancestors. These ancient dogs scratched away topsoil that was too hot or wet in order to get at the cooler and drier ground beneath. It’s how they get comfortable. Think of it like their way of snuggling down into some luxury cotton sheets

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We now carry the Sferra Lettino Dog Bed. This dog bed caters to what canines are looking for in their sleep spot. It features a high-loft pillow and crisply tailored festival linen in either a small or medium size. Go ahead and put it somewhere that will make them feel safe, enclosed, and calm- like in a corner, under your bed, or near the couch. You can even place a sock on it or spray your perfume, so his new bed smells like his favorite person. It’s your doggy’s dream mattress! It’s available in either gray or a neutral color. This cover is comfortable for your dog and easy to remove and throw in the washing machine, so you’ll like it too! 

After your online purchase is completed, you will receive a call to schedule a convenient delivery. Finally, your dog can have his own designated spot to sleep that he loves. Your four-legged friend is a member of the family, so it’s time he or she sleeps like one! The Sferra Lettino dog bed offers your dog the comfort and indulgence they deserve.