Why does our dog freak out and start tearing the lining under our beds?

She has done this to our bed which is obviously low to the ground and she has also done it to our son’s bed which is a top bunkbed. Under our son’s bed, she has torn off all the thin cloth lining and she is even trying to stratch into the cardboard. She seems really anxious when she is doing this. She started on our son’s bed, then she started under our bed as well!
She is 10 months old now and is house and crate trained.

She needs more exercise. The #1 cause for destructiveness in dogs is a lack of exercise and a lack of training. Until your dog is trained to leave the beds alone, it’ll be best to just close the doors to those rooms.

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6 Responses to Why does our dog freak out and start tearing the lining under our beds?

  1. Juan Doy says:

    She wants attention!
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  2. Boxer_Owner25 says:

    My puppies have done that to our BRAND NEW bed (bought at Rooms To Go not even 3 months ago).. my fiance was so mad!

    Just a dog thing I guess. My cats even jump up into the box spring and hide up in there!
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  3. Jordan says:

    She needs more exercise. The #1 cause for destructiveness in dogs is a lack of exercise and a lack of training. Until your dog is trained to leave the beds alone, it’ll be best to just close the doors to those rooms.
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  4. Rosalie says:

    I honestly don’t know if the lining smells of something, or what – but my little dog shredded the underside of a couch before I even realized he was under there. He is not lacking for exercise – he is out with us all day. I think there’s something to the material used – because someone else’s dog did it to the underside of a hassock, as well.
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  5. Sandi says:

    Does she do this while you’re at home? Or just when you’re away?

    When you’re away, do you put her in her crate/kennel?

    Most dogs become destructive when they’re bored. They have energy built up and release it with chewing.

    You also did not mention how old she is. Older dogs need less exercise, however, younger dogs still need plenty of exercise.

    Take her for longer walks, get some new, fun dog toys for her and play with her. A tired dog is a well behaved dog. You cannot expected your dog to just sit in the house and be okay with sitting in the house all day.

    Work her brain so she doesn’t get bored.
    When you’re not in the house to watch her, put her in her kennel.
    If she’s not crate trained, start crate training now.
    It’s not cruel to put your dog in a crate when you’re out of the house.
    It’s a safe place for your dog to be and becomes their "den"
    Canines are originally den animals. Foxes, wolves, and other canine animals give birth to their dogs in dens, it’s a safe place. Make your dog’s crate a safe place for her to go to when you cannot keep an eye on her.
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  6. ScottieDog says:

    My dog did this to our bed. She was a rescue and under the bed was her safe spot. She pulled off the lining so she had room to sit up under the bed and box spring. For the bed on the ground you could try putting under-the-bed plastic boxes under the bed to block her access. Also, you could try to find her a different safe spot. Good luck.
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