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How do I stop my dog from digging holes in the yard?

Asked a year ago

My dog goes out for walks twice a day but still digs holes in the yard. He has so many toys I don't understand why he still has to dig. What can I possibly do about this? Why does he do it? My father has bad eyesight and I'm afraid he'll hurt himself in the yard one day.

Freddy Bowen

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Digging is a natural instinct for dogs, especially in breeds that were bred to dig while hunting (Jack Russell Terriers and Dachshunds are good examples). Rather than trying to get your dog to stop digging, offer an alternative, such as setting up a sandbox and redirecting him to dig there instead of in your garden.





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