Why Does My Husky Sleep Under The Bed?

The underside of your bed features a cozy, enclosed area that is small and quiet. These features make it an ideal place for your husky to sleep.

To understand your Husky’s desire to sleep under your bed, you must understand that dogs are den animals. In other words, they prefer a secure place like a sanctuary that is small and contained. 

However, a common misconception is that dogs require crates. While they can be helpful, Huskies spend the majority of their time outside being active.

Sick dogs often recover in dens and newborn puppies often spend their adolescence in dens.  In many ways, a den functions as a Husky’s space to relax and unwind. 

While some Huskies enjoy dens, this isn’t the only reason that they might prefer the bottom of your bed. 

By sleeping under your bed, they are provided with a 360-degree view of their surroundings. This gives them the opportunity to alert you if anything alarming occurs. 

Is it normal for my Husky to hide under my bed?

Now that you know how your bed can function as a den, what if your husky has been spending far too much time there?

Anxiety

Dogs, in more ways than one, are like people. Emotional trauma, separation anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder can also be experienced by them. If your husky spends hours under the bed, this might mean that they’re scared or anxious.

The bottom of your bed is a safe space, and when vulnerable, an emotionally-scarred dog might flee to it. A traumatized dog may either freeze, fidget, or attempt to hide again when driven out of a den. In such cases, if you could consult veterinarians or behavioral experts, it would help.

Illness

Unless they’re injured or hurt, huskies favor the spacious outdoors. If so, they’ll need to have a place where they can rest and heal.

Unless they’re injured or hurt, huskies favor the spacious outdoors. If so, they’ll need to have a place where they can rest and heal.

You may want to take a closer look if hiding is unusual behavior for your dog. It would be best if you took him to the nearest veterinarian immediately if there were any signs that he might be ill.

Too many people

Has there recently been any change in your husky’s environment? Dogs may respond by “burrowing” into their den when confronted with unfamiliar surroundings. It’s the only familiar (and therefore secure!) location available, after all.

When you have people over, this can be the case. If your canine friend is suddenly surrounded by people or other dogs, he may want to take a break from all the noisy commotion. He will retreat into his safe haven: under your bed.

What can I do if my husky sleeps under the bed?

If it does not cause any trouble, then there should be no problem with your dog’s affinity for the underside of your bed. You must remember, however, to take proper measures of hygiene.

A place that is often neglected when it comes to cleaning is the bottom of your bed. You should pay more attention to this area now that your husky is sleeping there.

To begin with, remember to vacuum on a regular basis. In this area, along with mites and other common pollutants, you want to prevent dust from building up.

It would also help if your room was regularly ventilated. Since mites and bacteria prefer humid (often dark!) environments, you also have to remember to let the light in.

Brushing your husky’s coat is another thing you should do regularly. Brushing it will help to prevent hair from accumulating under your bed. It’ll also boost your canine companion’s overall hygiene.

How do I stop my husky from sleeping under the bed?

There are a number of reasons why you might not want your dog to sleep under the bed. To begin, maybe you can’t sleep well. You also probably don’t appreciate your dog shedding all over the sheets. Rest assured, whatever the reason is: you can stop your dog from sleeping under your bed.

To begin, you’ve got to understand that it’s a process. It requires patience, like all processes. If you don’t have the patience, then a dog trainer can be easily hired.

You can still train your dog yourself, though. Through rewards, you can do this: withhold treats until he comes from under your bed. After putting him in his crate, you might also give him a treat.

Crate training

Crate training could have fantastic outcomes. It’s simple to go about it: you begin by giving positive associations to the crate. To accomplish this, you must do the following:

  1. Speak in a positive tone to your husky while he is in the crate.
  2. Do not forget to leave treats inside.
  3. Put a toy in the crate
  4. Feed your husky while it is inside the crate
  5. Reward your husky with treats and praise if he goes into the crate

Next, you can start conditioning your dog to stay in the crate for short periods:

  1. Just try calling him over and moving toward the crate. As you do this, keep a treat in your hand.
  2. Give him a treat once he gets into the crate, and praise him.
  3. Then, sit for 10 minutes near the crate. Go to another room afterward for a couple of minutes.
  4. Then, go back and sit near your dog. Let him get out of the crate after another 10 minutes.
  5. A couple of times a day, you should repeat this process. This will allow your dog to stay for short periods of time in the crate when you are not around.

Be sure to leave the crate somewhere near you as you sleep so that your husky won’t associate it with social isolation. 

Hopefully, this article helps you better understand why your husky sleeps under the bed and what you can do about it. 

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