Why Is My Dog Suddenly Sleeping Under the Bed

Dogs sleep under beds when anxious. Loud noises, strangers, or changes in routine can cause anxiety. Try calming aids.


Older dogs sleep under beds more as joints hurt. Provide dog beds under beds for comfort and warmth.


Check for pain if new under-bed behavior. Dogs hide when in pain. See a vet to diagnose and treat condition.  


Dogs view under bed as a safe, enclosed space. Make sure dog has other spots to feel secure.

Feeling Secure

Dogs sleep under beds out of boredom. Make sure dog gets daily exercise and playtime.


Thunderstorms, fireworks, other loud noises can scare dogs under beds. Use white noise machine to drown out.


Dogs with separation anxiety may hide when left alone. Try calming treats and toys when gone.


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