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My dog has a bad habit.

I have a Rough Coated Collie, Barker, who is a trained service dog. I have hardwood floors and he scratches at the floor as if he was trying to get a blanket all lumped up underneath him. He is not hurting the floors or his claws. Just cannot figure out why he does this. He does it at different places all around the house? Any ideas why?

 
Joeygoat

Asked by Joeygoat at 4:02 AM on Jul. 23, 2010 in Pets

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  • Does he lay down on that spot after he scratches? Maybe he used to have a blanket that he bundled up and still goes through the motions.
    Esmrlda

    Answer by Esmrlda at 4:46 PM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Dogs scratch the floors or walls to dull their nails or because there is an odor they are trying to cover up. Some will also do this to let you know they need to go outside.
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 5:16 AM on Jul. 23, 2010

  • Yes, Barker does lay down after his scratch fest. He has a love seat that I bought just for him to snooze on.

    Joeygoat

    Comment by Joeygoat (original poster) at 11:53 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

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