Michele and Sergio
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Blankets and towels instead of mats and pillows? Or bad digging?
As a recent Hav parent, (Sergio is my first dog) I am endlessly curious about other Havanese dogs and if they have similar traits.
I had visions of Sergio sleeping and resting and lounging in a plush donut bed or on top of comfy dog pillow. Those look so comfy!
However, he never quite took to the dog beds or dog pillows.
In his crate, I had a soft cushioned mat. He sorta scratched at it and tried to bunch it up and move it around.
I took the breeder's advice and placed two nice plush towels in his crate. He loved them.
He prefers blankets and towels, doesn't seem to like pillows or mats or cushions!
He likes to "adjust" the towels and blankets to his comfort, which he can't do with a mat or pillow. He doesn't mind resting up against a pillow, but doesn't enjoy lounging on one.
Does anyone else have a dog that does this, prefers towels and blankets to adjust, over pillows and mats and dog beds?
I think part of it too is that he prefers lounging on MY furniture, my sofa, my bed, instead of his own.
I also wasn't sure if the adjusting the towels and blankets is "normal" or if it's agitated "digging" behavior.
Thanks for sharing your insights. I'm not sure if I'm encouraging bad behavior in him or not, because I laugh and smile at almost everything he does.