Den animals or Sofa animals?

Dogs are sometimes called den animals, though there is no evidence to support that. If we are to go simply by ethological observations of streeties, we see a very different picture emerge. Most streeties like to sleep on elevated surfaces. They may hide in drains when they are afraid or whelping and they may nap under cars during the hottest part of the day. But most times, they seem to be perched on the highest surface they can find, be it on top of sand piles, on the landing of stairs of office buildings, on the rooftops of houses that don't shoo them away, or like in this case, on top of discarded pieces of furniture. While we cannot be sure why they prefer this, one might guess that it p

Ethogram of a dog

The "ethogram" of a dog is a catalogue of all behaviours that are natural to the dog and canine ethology is the study of this.

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