Why does my dog like to sleep under the covers/blankets?

Pre-domesticated dogs were maternal den animals. Meaning, that mother dogs would birth and wean their pups, for up to 3 months, in a protected and confined space. Although dogs did not live in dens year round, they would still seek out shelter when they were sick, injured or in need of security. It is believed, that this natural urge for dogs to find comfort in protected spaces, is a lingering denning instinct.

Accordingly, it is natural for your dog to choose to sleep in a cozy, comfy, protected space in your home.

Additionally, some breeds, such as terriers, were bred specifically to hunt small animals in holes and tunnels. This burrowing instinct makes terriers (among other breeds) instinctively more comfortable in small, covered spaces.

When your dog burrows under the blankets, he is craving the comfort and security of his natural sleeping environment.  The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed provides the ultimate sleeping space for your dog.  It has a cushioned center mattress for extra comfort, soft and supportive sides to snuggle him, and a cozy and protective cover giving him the security he craves.  Our Snuggle Cave Bed is like your dog's natural sleep cave, only better. 


Will my cat like a Snuggle Cave Bed?

You know your cat best. Do they like privacy? Do they like to sleep in covered or hidden places? If so, they are telling you that they want their own protected and private space.  So far, we haven't met a cat yet that did't absolutely love the Snuggle Cave Bed.

Superior to other cat caves, the KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed is specifically designed to prevent rolling over or flipping whilst your cat is inside. The four side bolster cushions keep the bed's rectangular shape, with thanks to four individual channels, giving your cat something to lean against and you the peace of mind knowing that it won't flip or roll over. Other cat caves lack this anti-flip design and can be dangerous if used when your cat is home alone, as they can get stuck inside if the bed rolls over and their exit is blocked.

The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed goes the extra mile with the unique back air opening, which gives your cat two options for catching a breath of fresh air at all times, keeping them safe and comfortable. Additionally, the air opening helps regulate the temperature inside of the cave, keeping your pet from getting to warm. 

The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed is ideal for cats that need something extra to keep them warm.

Cats also love it because the hidden support tube keeps the cave entrance open at all times, allowing your cat to go in and out as they please. 

How do I know if my dog will like a Snuggle Cave Dog Bed?

No one knows your pet better than you. Observe their sleep habits, do they like to snuggle under the covers, into pillows or behind things? Do they like to sleep under furniture? Do they like to curl up when they sleep? These are all sleep habits that indicate your pet will love their own Snuggle Cave Dog Bed.


Canopy pet beds are loved by all dog breeds, not just Terrier and hunting breeds. The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed fulfills all their natural sleep instincts. For a longer list of breeds who currently snooze in KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Beds, click here

If a Snuggle Cave Bed doesn’t seem ideal for your pet, check out our KONA CAVE® Bolster Beds and KONA CAVE® Travel Beds as alternatives.

KONA CAVE®  Fun Fact: Terrier means ‘to burrow’ in French.


Will my pet know how to sleep in a Snuggle Cave Dog Bed?

Most pets jump right into their KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed as soon as it is out of the box. Isn’t it funny how pets always seem to know when something is for them?


Snuggle Cave Bed Training Tips:
If your pet seems a bit hesitant, or unsure of how to use their new cave bed, there are a few helpful tips you can follow:

    • Hide treats - Place a few treats in the back of the bed and under the center cushion, this will give your pet a reason to enter the bed and to get familiar with the cover.
    • Give a comforting scent – Sometimes an animal is uncertain of something based on the new scent. You can either temporarily put one of your pet's older pillows or blankets into the bed, so that he recognizes their scent, and knows the bed is for them. Or you could take out the center mattress cushion, place it on a chair or sofa, and sit or lean on it yourself for awhile before putting it back into the dog bed. Having their owner’s scent on the pillow is very comforting for a pet.
    • Tuck the cave cover back – Sometimes, your pet just has a hard time figuring out how much space is in the bed for them. If you tuck the back of the cave cover, up and off the center mattress, this can give your pet a full view into the cave bed. This allows them to see that yes, indeed, there is enough space for them to lie inside the cave. Once they are comfortable in their bed, you can un-tuck the cave cover so that it lies back down and snuggles your pet.
    • Add another support tube to the back of the cave to lift the cave cover up. Some pets crave the canopy sensation of the Snuggle Cave Bed, but do not want the snuggle sensation of the blanket. KONA CAVE® sells extra support tubes that can be used for this purpose.
    • Temporarily remove cover – If your pet is still uncertain about the cave cover, and needs a bit more time, simply unzip the cave cover from the bolster bed. This allows your pet to get used to their new bed. Once they have made the bed their own, you can re-attach the cave cover to the bolster bed.  
    • (Please note, the above tips are for unique situations, usually our KONA CAVE® pets just jump right into their KONA CAVE® Snuggle beds.  They simply can't resist their own warm and cozy cave.)


Does my pet get enough air when he sleeps under the covers?



First of all, there is no reason to worry that your pet will not get enough air when he sleeps under blankets. Pets follow their instincts and will therefore get out from under blankets when they don’t have enough air.  Secondly, KONA CAVE'S patent protected Snuggle Cave Bed is the only cave bed with a unique back air opening to ensure that even when your pet is deep under the covers, they will always have fresh air flowing into the bed. Additionally, the air opening helps regulate the temperature inside of the cave.

Our patented cave bed design fulfills every one of your pet's comfort and sleep instincts.

Dogs and cats love it!


    What Do My Pets Sleeping Habits Tell Me?

    No one knows your dog better than you. Observe their sleeping habits, do they like to snuggle under the covers or into blankets and pillows? Do they like to curl up when they sleep? Do they like to stretch out?

    If they like to take up lots of room when they sleep, or they twist and turn and move around whilst dreaming the night away, you might want to size up. If your dog likes to sleep curled up, they should have plenty of room in the recommended size bed for their weight. Please pay attention to the cave opening height measurement, as particularly tall or long dogs might prefer a larger size.

    KONA CAVE's Superior design is more spacious and comfortable for your pet

    The KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed is more spacious and comfortable than other domed canopy beds because only the KONA CAVE® canopy/cave cover is attached at the base of the bed, rather than at the top of the bed cushions. This gives your pet a lot more room to stretch out and enjoy their Snuggle Cave.

    Dimensions of the Snuggle Cave Bed

    Dimensions of a KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed Dimensions of the inside of a KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed


    Dimensions of the Bolster Bed

    KONA CAVE® Bolster Bed Dimensions

    Bed Sizes by Dog Breed

    In addition to cats, the following dog breeds love the KONA CAVE® Snuggle Cave Bed

    Best for cats & small dogs up to 10kg (22 lb)
    Best for bigger small breeds and medium dogs up to 20kg (44 lb)
    Best for large and XL dogs up to 40kg (88 lb)
    Bichon Frise
    Brussels Griffon
    Chinese Crested
    Dachshund (Mini)
    French Bulldog (Small)
    German Spitz (Small)
    Italian Greyhound
    Jack Russell Terrier
    Japanese Spitz
    Miniature Pinscher
    Poodle (Toy, Mini)
    Portuguese Podengo (Mini)
    Terrier Family:
    Australian, Border, Boston, Brazilian, Cairn, Fox, Norfolk, West Highland, Rat (Mini), Yorkshire, etc.
    Border Collie
    Bull Dog
    Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    Dachshund (Standard)
    Danish Swedish Farmdog
    French Bulldog (Standard)
    German Spitz (Medium-Large)
    Griffon (Small Breeds)
    Miniature Bull Terrier
    North American Shepherd
    Parson Russell Terrier
    Portuguese Podengo (Medium)
    Rat Terrier (Standard)
    Scottish Terrier
    Shiba Inu
    Afghan Hound
    Australian Shepard
    Basset Hound
    Bull Terrier (Standard)
    Doberman Pinscher
    Greyhound Family:
    Hungarian,Saluki, Sloughi, Spanish, etc.
    Griffon (Medium/Large Breeds)
    Hounds (Large Breeds)
    Pit Bull Terrier
    Portuguese Podengo (Large)
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    Standard Poodle
    Water Dogs

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