Nugget of Knowledge: Why dogs dig?

Here are some tips to keep your dog from digging up your flower garden

Nugget of Knowledge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – Are you upset when Fido digs up your flower garden? Why do dogs dig?

Here are a few reasons:

  1. To get cool and comfortable, first of all. When it’s hot, dogs know it’s cooler underground. A nice hole will keep your pooch cooler.
  2. They have separation anxiety. When anxious, they have nervous energy to burn, and digging a hole expends quite a bit of energy.
  3. They’re bored, especially if leashed up for long periods of time.
  4. It’s in their nature to dig. Some dogs are natural hunters; they smell that mole or rabbit and want to dig him up.

Some things to do if you have a digger:

  • Take her for regular exercise, tire her out.
  • Get a sandbox, fill it with dirt and bury his favorite toy or bones in it.
  • If you have a flower garden and you don’t want it dug up? Consider putting doggy‘s poo in it. You’ll get the benefit of fertilizer, and usually, pooch’s won’t dig where they poo.
  • Sprinkle some cayenne pepper on the soil. It is also a good deterrent to keep other critters away, too.

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