11-16-2012, 12:35 PM
Join Date: Nov 2012
My dog keeps eating worms
I have an 8 year old Miniature Shnauzer with a large fenced in back yard for him to play in. He spent quite a while finding the weaknesses in the fence and digging holes under it in order to escape and roam the neighborhood. We finally got all the holes plugged and now we have a new problem. He constantly paws the ground, digs up worms and eats them. Consequently, we now have almost no grass left. Unlike the holes he dug under the fence he doesn't dig deep, just enough to expose the dirt and the worms so he can suck them up.
How can I make him stop doing this? I feed him twice a day so I know he's not hungry. I am home all day and take him for walks daily and try to give him a lot of attention so if he's just bored I don't know what else I can do for him.
(I also posted this question in dog behavior)