How Do I Keep My Dog from Digging?

“Dogs That Dig Will Almost Always Dig”

How Do I Keep My Dog from Digging?


How Do I Keep My Dog from Digging?


Dogs that dig will almost always dig! Therefore it is almost impossible to make them stop. As a result, the only way to stop digging completely is to catch the dog in the act. Then correct the behavior with the “NO” command. Warning, this will require much patience!

How Do I Keep My Dog from Digging?

Therefore, the only other thing you can do is to redirect the digging. Providing a place where your dog is allowed to dig will minimize the damage to your yard and gardens. One of the most common solutions is to set up a sandbox.

Remember that digging is a natural tendency for dogs. Creating an area like a sandbox, you should be able to quickly get your dog to dig there. Simply encouraging your dog to dig in the sand. (only in the sand). Place the sand box in an area that is cool in summer and also warm in winter.

To teach your dog to dig only in the box, place or bury toys or treats (sliced hotdogs, for example) in the box. Encourage the dog to dig up the toy or treat. Praise the dog for finding the treats.

Repeat this training until the dog willingly does it on its own. Be sure to watch your dog at first. If it starts to dig in any other place, quickly stop it and take your dog back to the sand box.

You can also show it (by digging yourself), that it should dig in its box.


There are several variations of this training that will also get good results. Contact A Better Dog4U if you have any questions or if you need any help with your training. We will be glad to set up a personal consultation in order to help you any way that we can.

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