This is a family blog and many of you have precious pets. I'm a cat person myself and have two spoiled felines who want to be petted 24/7. But dogs are THE most popular pet in the world and many of you have dogs with behavior problems. If digging is driving you nuts, here are some ideas about how to bring that destructive behavior to a halt.
Boredom: Bordom is commonly the cause of why many dogs dig. Is your dog left outside all day while you are at work and the kids are at school? Or maybe it’s just an extended times you are running errands.
Entertainment: Your dog may find that it is fun to dig and enjoys watching the dirt fly in the air while he creates a masterpiece, a brand new hole.
Energy Release: If you dog does not receive enough energy or is hyperactive, digging may help him release some of the pent up energy he has stored.
Chasing Playmates: If you have field mice or other insects in your ground, your dog may be enjoying chasing and finding these rodents and critters.
Breed: Genetics may also be the cause of the holes. Some breeds are just more prone to digging, especially Labradors and Terriers.