Dog Digging-Many of dogs have digging problem and its natural.Dog and Wovles belong same faimly and its commen in boths.Today,I will share some important tips to control or stop this habbits in your Dogs(Pupies).
Digging is an activity that the majority of dogs do at some point during
their lives. As with chewing, this may be for a number of reasons. One of
the most obvious reasons is that digging is part of their natural instinct.
In the summer, wolves will kill and eat the majority of their food, unsure
of when they will be eating again. The wolves then bury the food that they
do not eat, ready for winter when food becomes less available.
Coming from the same family, dogs and wolves act in similar ways. Just as
wolves bury their food, dogs also like to bury their bone ready to have at a
Digging is a good form of exercise for your dog and the amount of digging
your dog is doing could be linked to a lack of other exercise. Digging helps
your dog release the extra energy he may have (next time your dog digs a
hole, watch how much energy he uses and how tired he is afterwards!) This
extra energy could be because your dog is not being taken on enough walks or
being played with.
An important point to remember is no matter how annoyed you get at your dog
for digging holes, DO NOT shout or yell. By giving your dog attention,
albeit negative, this may encourage your dog to continue digging in order to
receive more attention from you and then the problem may become even worse!
One suggestion that could work for some of you lucky owners is to tell you
dog ‘no’ in a calm, but stern voice, if you see your dog digging. Although
this may work for some, dogs dig the majority of their holes while their
owners are not there. This is especially true if your dog has a short
attention span and digs out of boredom.
A way of stopping this behavior is to put a wooden stick in the middle of
one of the holes that he has dug and using a lead or piece of string tie him
to the stake and leave him for around 20 minutes. Although your dog may dig
a couple more holes, your dog will soon learn that if he digs a hole, then
he will be tied up and this discourages him from digging in the long run.
By realizing the reason why your dog is digging, this enables you to help
overcome the problem easily and in a fairly short amount of time.
Subscribe to our newsletter!