I have a Chocolate Lab that we inherited a while back from my cousin. He is as sweet as ever and we love him, but he is destroying my yard. We have a new home and I would love to landscape the yard but he is digging in every possible place. I have had people tell me to bury his poop and he will not dig anymore. The problem is that I have NEVER seen his poop. This is a good thing I know because he goes into the woods to do his private business. Evidently he is a modest dog. We do have two horses and I could bury some of their poop. Would this have the same effect? Does anyone have any other advice?
Most dogs dig because its fun and because they are bored. Could you give the dog one area that he is allowed to dig in. Keep burying things that he likes in that certain hole, like toys, bones etc. if you keep bateing the same hole over and over again, he may start to favor that hole. Get him more tired out, more walks, more running. Give him a tricky treat ball, or a few stuffed kongs, does he have any toys out there?
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Maybe your dog isnt getting enough exercise or attention..because he's probably bored. If your dog is occupied or tired he would be less likely to dig. Playing fetch with a ball or just going on a walk with you could be the mental stimulation he needs. Its like being locked up..wouldnt you try to dig out?
Dogs dig its just a natural thing they do most dig for cooling in summer and warmth in winter but if you dont want them to dig try putting wire at the bottum if its a fence or try the poop thing but most dogs like horse poop so just go get some of his and try it
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It's best to create a fenced in area where your dog can dig. In fact till up the area of the yard where you will allow digging and plant shrubs to hide the digging area. Dogs don't just dig when they're bored. They could be the happiest and most fulfilled dogs in the world and still dig cuz it's fun. Your dog will love it!