Dogs dig for different reasons. They dig to bury stuff, stay warm or remain cool during the summer. Then there are dogs that just enjoy digging. They dig for entertainment. This type of dog makes resolving the digging issue a tough one. You have to think about how to stop the behavior in a means that will put the digging to a halt. Here are some tips to help you along the way.
Place Noisy, Safe Products
The idea is to deter your dog from digging. One way to do it in a safe manner is by placing items that make loud noises in the areas where the dog likes to dig. But the products have to be safe to the dog. This takes a little research. There are dog-training items, which appear like mousetraps, make similar sounds to mousetraps but do not harm anything. Alternatively, you could place these same products near your flower beds ensuring your dog does not dig up freshly planted flowers and leaves the vegetation alone.
If you pride your garden and wish your dog to stay out of it, construct fencing. It will protect your flowers, plants, vegetables and fruit from being destroyed by your dog’s digging. In addition, if a dog sees fencing, then an internal debate occurs regarding if it is worth climbing over or going through just to dig. And normally a dog decides the physical effort is not worth it and moves on.
To find out more information about how to stop your dog from digging, talk to a Florida dog obedience training professional or a k9 obedience instructor today.