Why Do Dogs Cover Their Nose?

This fascinating behavior is something all dogs do.

Is it just cute though or is there a scientific explanation?

There are a few possible explanations...

1 - Temperature Regulation

Covering their nose with a paw when curled up in a ball can help retain hot hair from their breath.

2 - Comfort & Security

Covering their face can alleviate anxiety or nervousness amid environmental stressors.

3 - Light Blocking

It's possible some dogs are sensitive to light just like humans.

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