How To Stop Dogs Digging Your Garden?

How To Stop Dogs Digging Your Garden?

Digging is one of the things dog owners hate their pets doing.

Some dogs love to do it, and some don’t.

What’s the difference between these dogs?

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Your dog doesn’t dig up your garden to anger you or annoy you; this act is not deliberate.

Dogs do not think this way.

Should you stop your dog from digging?

The answer to this is yes.

But before you train your dog to minimize or stop your dog from digging altogether, you need to understand why he digs in the first place.

Dogs have instincts, and it is in their nature to love digging.

They do it mostly because it’s fun.

Exploring mud and sand is part of a dog’s life, especially when they are still puppies.

The kind of breed is also a factor to consider.

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Let’s try to assess it like this; dogs see and think entirely different from us humans.
Hunting dogs are known to be natural diggers, and so digging is a part of their being.

Digging is sometimes the way your dog cools his body if it’s too hot.

On some days, your dog digs to warm him up if it’s too cold.

Sometimes, your dog is digging because he has a lot of energy to burn.

Another factor to consider is the kind of garden fertilizer you are using, for example, “blood and bone,” which is quite smelly.

Garden food can trigger your dog into digging mode.

It is always safe to read all labels before purchasing it; some might be harmful to your dogs.

Considering all the factors mentioned above, your dog is unfair that digging a hole is part of their mischief.

What are the most common natural dog digger breeds?

Included on the list are Beagles, Cairn Terriers, Dachshunds, Fox Terriers, German Shepherds, Jack Russell Terriers, Golden Retrievers, Norfolk Terriers, Miniature Pinschers, Norwich Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, Rat Terriers, Rottweilers, Yorkshire Terriers, Wolfdogs, West Highland, and White Terriers.

How do you stop your dog from digging a hole?

Making your dog comfortable encourages your dog to stop digging.

Removing certain pieces of stuff like smelly fertilizers is a start.

For your dogs to stay outdoors and well-behaved, providing them with a warm shelter is a necessity.

Digging is normal for dogs, but it’s not natural anymore if they do it as much.

Working alongside your dog, whether to minimize or stop them from digging, is the key to it.

How to control the spot where your dog digs?

Controlling where your dogs dig is important.

If you can do this, then you are halfway there.

The first step is to find your spot.

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Create a pit that can accommodate your dog’s size and leave a tasty treat or some of his toys there.

You can encourage your dog to dig in that spot by hiding treats.

Please do it again two or three times for your dog to understand where to dig.

How to fix the holes in your lawn?

Holes in your lawn are a nightmare to look at. Here is what you do to fix it.

Fill those holes with rocks, and flatten the top of it by adding soil.

Your dog won’t be able to dig it that easily when he returns to that hole.

If your dog is adamant, guide him to your pit instead.

What happens to your dogs when you’re not there?

Dogs love to be with their owners. If you go somewhere, they begin digging again.

The rationale is that they are trying to look and find you.

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One way of showing how they protect and care for you.

Anxiety and stress are the leading triggers of your dog’s destructive behavior.

Most common is chewing and ripping your furniture.

What conclusion to consider?

It boils down to pack leadership.

If you have successfully established that you are the pack leader, your dog will stop digging even if you’re not present.

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Behavioral issues will start to dissipate.

Winning your dog’s heart and training their minds can resolve your digging problem quickly.

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