Tuesday Tip: Digging


If you have a chronic hole digger and would prefer no more holes in your yard, consider that your dog may be bored and need more mental and physical exercise to help expend their energy in a productive way.  Consider also teaching a positive interrupter like “leave it,” so you can interrupt and redirect if your pup starts digging again.

If you don’t mind a hole here or there and it’s not along the fence line or an attempt to escape, there’s no reason to stop your pup from digging.  One thing you can do is designate a specific area where you encourage them to dig, or even create a sandbox for your dog so he can have fun digging away and the rest of your yard can remain hole free.