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There are few things more frustrating than a yard digging dog. All the time, effort, not to mention money you have put into a lush green lawn and flowers, and landscaping and there is Max out there digging holes and uprooting the flower beds. It is enough to make you scream. Dogs naturally like to dig, some more than others for a variety of reasons, so below we will go over what we can do to put an end to a yard digging dog and claim your yard back!
When dealing with a yard digging dog we first need to understand there is always a reason why the dog is digging his array of holes. Once we understand this we can track down what it is he is after by tearing up the yard. Almost one hundred percent of the time the dog has smelled something under the surface he wants to get. It can be anything from yard moles to old buried bones he has forgotten about.
Other times your dog, especially if he is an outside dog, will dig holes in shady areas to stay cool when the weather is hot and humid. This makes perfect sense to me. Try looking at it from the dog’s point of view—it is hot and he is wearing what amounts to a winter coat, so he needs a cool place to beat the heat. I would do the same, and I imagine so would you. And then there are those pooches that dig holes just because they are bored. These guys should be exercised more to relieve the boredom.
There are many commercially available products you can buy and spread over the yard to rid your yard of moles and this is a good first step. Other ideas are buying products that you spread on the yard and flower beds for repelling the dog’s interest in digging there. These do work but over time they become diluted and eventually washed away by rain so they are a temporary fix at best.
The one method I would advise using is like killing two birds with one stone. You have to scoop the poop out of the yard anyway, so instead of just tossing it into your neighbor’s yard put it in the holes the dog has dug. Dogs do not like soiling themselves in their own poop and will avoid further digging. It really does work.
A yard digging dog might appear to have the upper hand but with this one simple tip you can stop the digging.
Does your dog dig? Please leave your thoughts and ideas below.