We make "denning" dog beds - designed to yield to a dog's natural instinct to build their own nest.
What is a WilderNest ‘Denning’ Dog Bed?
Before lying down, dogs often circle and scratch wherever they've chosen to settle in for a nap. This curious canine behavior, called ‘denning’, dates back to prehistoric times, when dogs had to make their own beds in the wild.
Although domesticated dogs have adapted to living with humans, they've still retained some of their wild ancestors ' survival instincts, including ‘denning’.
Because cozy dog beds were not available, wild dogs would pat down tall grasses and underbrush to create comfortable nests for themselves and their pups by walking in a circle. Scratching also allowed the dogs to remove pests from their resting places.
Denning beds enable dogs to simulate that instinctual drive to “dig” their own nests by adapting and forming to the shape the dog creates with the tamping of their paws. This “denning” behavior satisfies the dog’s natural wild drive to build a safe, comfortable nest, allowing them to rest more peacefully.