Dog are natural diggers and it is in their instinct to dig but in the modern urban environment there is no space for the dogs to dig because if they are digging in your backyard or in your lawn then it would actually not look good and you would not certainly like a lawn full of holes.
Due to this, often times the natural instinct of the dogs is often suppressed.
This is the reason that many people are actually looking for ways in which they can stop their dog from digging and there are quite a few options which you have to train your dog not to spoil the lawns or the backyard.
Below, we would be talking about some of the measures which you can take to is top your dog from digging.
Disciplining your dog:
If you’re not very strict with your dog than the dog would not listen to your commands like stop on the dog’s digging and therefore you had to 1st and for a dog obedience course and there you would be able to understand how to command your dog and how to make your dog listen to you and once you have done that then trained your dog accordingly when the dog’s digging in your own backyard you can easily make the dog stop just by saying the appropriate command to the dog.
You would be surprised to know as to how many dog owners do not know how to control their dog or how to discipline their dog and therefore such dog training courses are actually very important for most of the dog owners.
Entertaining your dog:
Most of the times if you’re not is the behaviour of the dog the dog actually starts the digging because there is nothing else to do in the dog’s board and therefore if you eliminate the board of the dog then the dog would have various other activities to follow and therefore the dog would not think about taking.
For this you have to first understand the behaviour of the dog and then you had to provide the dog with toys and other such stuff with which the dog can play with.
Regular walks and regular jogging and regular exercise can also ensure that you are able to move the dog away from digging into these exercises and routines.
If your dog’s diet by walking and jogging the dog would not spend the energy and digging and that is the reason that you had to always think about providing enough activity to your dog so that the attention of the dog automatically moves away from digging.
Discouraging the dog from digging:
If by the above measures the dog has still not stop taking then you have to think about creating some safe obstacles in the path of the dog when the dog is actually digging.
The first thing which you can do is to place flat stones which cannot hurt the dog in the area in which the dog usually takes in because then the dog would not be able to continuously take and he would have had to 1st move around the stones which is actually a obstacle for the dog and would take a lot of time for the dog and would discourage the dog from digging.
If Stone’s is not the way which you want to create the obstacles then you can easily place a small pipe in the area where the dog digs and fit sprinkler to this pipe and when the dog actually starts the digging you can turn on the sprinkler and the dog would actually mover due to the sprinkler.
One more obstacle which you can create for the dog is to place a balloon in the area in which the dog usually digs and the when the claw of the dog actually hits the balloon and there would be a loud sound and this sound is actually scary for the dog and therefore the dog would not venture to dig again.
Most of the dog is actually you do not like the citrus fruits and therefore if you peel the citrus fruits and keep the peelings of the citrus fruit in the area in which the dog usually takes and then the dog would actually start keeping away from that particular area.
Giving attention to your dog:
In many cases it has been seen that the dog actually digs in your garden to get your attention and therefore if you’re not giving enough time to your dog then it is natural for the dog to actually start digging so that he or she is able to get your attention and therefore if the causes attention deficit then the easiest solution for this is to ensure that you provide proper time to your dog and the problem would be automatically solved.
Creating a safe area:
For some of the dogs it is completely edited to continue digging and if your dog is one of them in the above measures have not worked than you might think about creating a proper sandbox -type area for your dog to dig in and you had to discipline your dog to dig only in that particular area and when you’re sensing that area and once you have trained your dog to dig only in that particular area it would actually be easier for you to make the dog discipline to dig in that area and not spoil the other areas and this would ensure that your dog is happy as well and digging and also the other area of the lawn and the backyard is not spoiled as well.
Providing a comfortable place for the dog:
If your dog has been continuously digging beside a tree or beside a shared then you had to understand that the dog is actually looking for a cooler area to rest in and in such a case you had to think about providing a proper dog bed to the dog in the area which is cool and which has proper air circulation as well and once you do that the dog would automatically stop taking since the dog was looking for a proper place to sleep.
You have to also take care that you provide proper water for the dog as well so that the dog is comfortable in the dog bed.
Eliminating prey of the dog:
Certain breeds of the dogs are actually natural hunters and therefore if the dog which you have is a natural and then he would always keep on digging for the rodents and other such insects which are they are in your backyard and therefore in order to stop the dog from digging in such a case you had to think about eliminating all the rodents as well as the insects which are they are in your garden or in your lawn and then the dog would not have any prey to dig for.
Free moment for your dog:
If you are keeping your dog enclosed in a very small area for most of the time of the day then the dog would have extra energy due to which the dog would spend that particular extra energy with the digging of the art and therefore in such a case the dog would continue digging and that is the reason that you have to always provide proper space for your dog to move around and only once the dog is eliminated the feeling that the dog is actually enclosed in a very small area would the dog actually stop taking.
You had to understand first the reason of the dog for digging and only once you have done that you can eliminate the habit of the dog and therefore here psychology comes into play and you have to understand what kind of problem does the dog have due to which the dog is continuously digging and once you eliminate that problem you would be able to eliminate the habit of the dog of taking as well.