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Jillee Digging

I was wondering if anyone notices their hav's digging to make there bed. She does it everywhere on the couch,bed,linolem,carpet. I am sure she is just trying to make her area comfortable but it is too cute. I am still working on the pitures. If i have to Leann said that she can post them for me. Sorry everyone!!I am just as frustrated

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It's something the havanese do for some unknown reason. My three all do it on all surfaces, hard floors, couches, rugs, carpet sofa.

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ALL my pups do it. I would think they would realize the floor isnt moving much. Too funny!!

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Beamer does this all the time, but the funny thing is he ONLY does it inside on his beds.. carpet or whatever... I have NEVER seen him do it outside on the grass or dirt, where you would think it would be a natural choice.. lol
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When we were on vacation we had her in her x-pen and my parents saw her digging and thought that she was trying to dig to china or something. They thought that it was funny!!!!

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I don't think this behavior is restricted to Havanese. Every breed of dog my family has had over the years does this. I think its kind of a "nesting" behavior. I've heard its instinctual going back to when dogs fluffed up their surroundings to make their bed in the wild. After they fluff it up, they turn around and around and lay down. Its definitely a pattern they seem to repeat and repeat.

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Very funny Kara...I'll let her keep some "dog" about her!

Havee digs his bed, turns and digs some more, bites the center pillow and tries to move it...FINALLY lays down...and then gets up in the next 20 seconds and walks away It's very cute!

It makes me tired watching...I could lay down beside him!
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Brady digs and burries. He will dig a nice "hole" in the carpet, couch, bed, etc for his bone and then place it down and cover it with "dirt" with his nose. I don't have the heart to tell him that he isn't moving any dirt with his nose. It is really cute. I tried to take pictures once, but it was hard to get what he was doing in the photos.


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LOL!!!! Brady has "imaginary dirt" also!!?!

I thought *I* had the only dog that played with imaginary dirt!! Oh, yes...we get a kick out of watching the bones being buried. And since I am FINALLY making jerky (the bones) she will get to bury one tonight. She just doesn't put as much *effort* into the chews and nylabones as she does the "jerky bones".

She will think it is "well hidden" in the middle of the room on the floor with 1ft of imaginary dirt on top of it! hehe.

OR......my favorite one, is when she buries them under my pillow, so I end up sleeping on jerky all night long, and wake up in the morning...going "hmm what's that smell" and WALLAH! There is a jerky stuck to my cheek!

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Very funny Kara...I'll let her keep some "dog" about her!

Havee digs his bed, turns and digs some more, bites the center pillow and tries to move it...FINALLY lays down...and then gets up in the next 20 seconds and walks away It's very cute!

It makes me tired watching...I could lay down beside him!
We can only civilize them SO much, right? lol

It is tiring to watch, isn't it? lol......I guess it is good exercise for them.

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