Have you ever noticed that your dog just LOVES your dirty laundry? Maybe sometimes he steals a dirty sock or underwear. Or maybe he plops down and snuggles up in that dirty pile in the corner of the room. Either way, most dog owners have seen their pooch on the prowl for their next prized position.
But the question is: WHY? Why do our furry friends love our sweaty socks when even the thought of them make us turn up our nose?
As many of us know, dogs have a heightened sense of smell. Depending on the breed, their nostrils can be tens of thousands more powerful than ours. So wouldn’t that mean your sweaty socks smell THAT much more gross? Not necessarily.
Our dirty laundry is covered with our scent, the good and the bad. From a young age, dogs learn to associate certain smells with positive vibes, like their mother. That’s why when puppies are weaned from their mother, they are often given a piece of the blanket they laid on with her. This allows them to feel comforted by their mother’s smell without her being there.
Experts often suggest new dog owners put an old t-shirt, sock, blanket, sweater, etc. in their crate when they leave the house. The familiar smell of the family unit will help the dog deal with separation anxiety when no one is there.
Our new line of pet products, Earthbone by eb, understands this important bonding tool and that’s why we have Stuff Sacks! A Stuff Sack is simply a mesh duvet cover that you can fill with all of your family’s old clothing items. It not only acts as a comforting agent, but also as a repurposed mattress you can fit inside of a Dog Bed Duvet. If the Stuff Sack needs some freshening up, you can take it out of the duvet and throw it in the wash just like you would with your regular clothes.
We love this product because of its creativity AND eco-friendly nature. Check out our Stuff Sacks that come in Small, Medium-Large and Huge. Plus, we have a variety of Dog Bed Duvet covers in different sizes and colors to pair with a Stuff Sack.