Hey guys!
My almost-2-year-old Pembroke has started doing something weird lately. A little background - 5 out of the 7 days of the week someone is home. My family alternates working from home, and it's only Mondays and Thursdays that Ender (my Corgi) has to spend 8 hours by himself before we come back. After that we always take him on a long walk and play with him, etc...

Anyway, every morning we leave at 7am. Yesterday I noticed that Ender was nowhere to be found before leaving. Then I (on a whim) went into our computer/guest room and found him underneath the bed there. I have never seen him do this before. When we are home, he doesn't do it. And we've been leaving at 7am every morning since we got him and yesterday was the first time he did this. Then today, he did it again! He comes out when we find him there, but it's weird how he just goes under and just lays there!

I don't think he's scared or frightened - he's crate trained and I have seen him go into his crate on the rare occasion that he gets absolutely petrified. That's not what this is... he just calmly walks under the bed and plops down.

So 1 theory I have - is this an attention grab? Like "look how upset you guys leaving is making me!" This is not a dog (as far as I know) with separation anxiety. He's not destructive or whiny or anything. And he JUST started doing this yesterday after nearly 2 years of us having him.


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Well you don't really know if he just started it or if this is the place he always sleeps at when you're not home. Maybe he just likes it in there, it's dark and cool.

Shiro likes to sleep under futon, he goes there when he's tired but still wants to be close to us (when we're watching TV). He also goes there when he's scared of something or when he wants to be left alone (the other dog can't get there).

I wouldn't pay attention, especially if you think that he's doing it on purpose - to be found.

This is one of Izzy's favorite spots. She has not been kenneled for years so she found her own. It is funny the little things they do!
Yeah I used to be very strict about crating Ender when he was a puppy up until last year. Now, while the crate is still available to him, I let him sleep on my bed with me. I guess under the bed might be his new location.

Thanks for sharing the picture!
Who are Ender's "parents"? Madoc is from a Trucker/Loretta pairing. Shiro (Hi Maria!!) is a brother in that litter. Is Ender named for Ender's Game? He's a lovely corgi and has that Dalarno look!
I didn't check to see where you lived, but you might consider that since it has warmed up he might have found a nice COOL den - maybe there's an air vent nearby that he just found? Both of mine have different favorite spots for cold weather and for hot weather.
My dogs love to lay under the crib in the computer room! Even my Aussie! I think they like it as I am in there often! I never questioned it!


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