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    rubbing his face against the blankets

    Whenever I go to bed, Fonzie has to rub his face while scooting on his side. He goes up and down the bed before he settles down.
    What does that mean? Its almost like a routine of his every night. But it got to mean something.
    Any one?






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    Is it similar to when a dog walks in circle before sleeping?

    In my opinion your dog may just be tucking himself in the blanket. ; )




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    My cocker does virtually the same thing, it like she is sniffing in her bed for something, but really rubs her head all around her bed, twists, turns and gets herself in a right state - we just laugh at her put it down to one of those doggy qwerks! I love Jude's idea that she is 'tucking' herself in!!





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    My dog does that after he has had a meal, I think it's expressing enjoyment because he always looks pretty happy when he does it!





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    hello guys moving this topic to much suitable place i hope you don't mind.




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    It goes back to what the wolf used to do to survive out in the wild. They would do these behaviors (such as circles) so as not to lay on anything harmful like a snake. Even though dogs today are domesticated, it is still ingrained in their brain.





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    I agree with Mary Ann. The behavior goes back to the wild. I call it nesting. It seems to me that they must get their bedding just right before getting settled. The circle and scratching at may indeed be defensive because of small animals and snakes.





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    My King Charles does it not before bed but when he gets up. He sleeps in the laundry and when we let him out in the morning before heading out to the yard he will rub around as you discribe on the rug in the family room.





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