They’re Searching For Something
Your pet may pace when they’ve misplaced something, like their favorite toy. This could include a bone, stuffed toy, ball or treat.
Your Dog Is Excited
Anyone who’s had a dog knows they can be full of energy, especially when they’re excited. Pacing can be a way for them to release some of their built-up energy.
Some dogs love mealtime more than others. The pacing could be your pet’s way of letting you know that they’re ready for food.
They’re in Pain
Your dog could be pacing because they’re in pain and can’t get comfortable laying down.
Your Dog Is Developing Dementia
Dog dementia, formally known as canine cognitive dysfunction, is a degenerative disease that can affect older canines. It causes them to become disoriented and confused, which can lead to pacing.