How to Stop Your Dog From
Dogs dig for a variety of reasons. Once you
understand why your dog is digging, you can easily stop this behavior.
Reasons Why Your Dog May be Digging
Dogs frequently dig as a form of recreation. If the backyard is his kingdom and he is alone,
digging is one of the fun ways your dog may while away the hours until you return
Young dogs and puppies enjoy digging as
well. What a way to use up all that energy youngsters are famous for !
Some dogs dig because it’s in their
genes.” Some breeds of dogs such as terriers are
natural diggers….so when your terrier starts digging, he’s just continuing an inherited family trait.
Your dog may be digging because he is
looking for a cool place on a hot summer day.
Your dog may be looking for a way to make a
break for it.
Ok so it seems that your dog is digging
because his parents did or he’s just a fireball of doggy energy.
What you want to know is how to stop your dog from
Here’s a few ideas.
sure that your dog gets plenty of exercise. I walk
my dogs four times a day. If you don’t have time to walk your dog as much as I do, by all means walk him at
least twice daily.
When you take your dog for a walk, make sure
you spend at least thirty minutes on your walk. This is one of the high points of your dog’s day. He has a
natural need for exercise . By providing him with the exercise he needs your dog will be healthier and tuckered
out when you return.
As a result, digging won’t appeal to your
dog as much as it did before. He’ll be more interested in a nap and some sedate playing until you return
a group training class with a professional dog trainer. There are many low cost dog training programs in your town that meet
once or twice a week.
The dog trainer will help you socialize your
dog and learn to obey basic commands. By teaching your dog a few commands you will be able to stop your dog from
digging whenever he decides to kick up a little dirt.
Divert your dog‘s attention when he starts to
dig with a toy or a game of fetch.. He may
soon decide that running and fetching is a lot more fun than digging through a pile of dirt.
If your dog is a “genetic digger”, who digs
because it’s a breed characteristic, there is a way to control this type of dog digging as well.
Provide an area of the backyard that your dog is allowed to dig
in. Whenever he starts to dig, direct him to that
area and let him have a dirt digging good time.
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If he starts to make a move toward another
area of the yard to expand his digging territory, stop him immediately. The best way to do this is to give him a
strong verbal command such as “NO
Use the exact same phrase every time. Your
dog does not understand English or any other language. But he will become accustomed to hearing the sounds of
those words and the tone of your voice.
Never, under any condition strike or
physically punish your dog. It's cruel, abusive, unlawful and will not achieve the results that this misguided
reaction intends. Your dog will only have the undesired behavior reinforced and become fearful of you. Neither
is helpful or healthy..
If your dog is just looking for a cool spot,
why not provide him a shady area, with cool water and a gentle breeze. If it is too hot for you to be in the
yard, it is too hot for your dog as well. Bring him indoors and let him relax in a cool place with plenty of
fresh water and food.
Is your dog a world class digger? Does he
misbehave in any other way such as barking or exhibit aggression toward dogs or people? Whatever the problem,
help is at hand. Find out how to easily solve any
dog behavior issue at http://www.dogs-4life.com/disobedient-dog-help.html