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Old 12-07-2012, 10:47 AM
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I like fmm's method, may as well give them an outlet! We have a big garden area that the dogs can dig in--Soph loves to dig when she is playing with the other dogs. They don't ever dig in the yard: the sand is much better.

Ps. You are not serious with the paint ball gun, I hope???
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I was going to ask if you'd figured out why she was digging, but I can tell that it's because she thinks it awesome fun LOL.


Personally I'd give her a sand box to dig in. You'd fill a kiddy pool with sand and hide some toys in it and show her that digging there is the most fun.



Going off of what Rain said, you could also put a couple toys in the box and let him find them.






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- My 12 week old is developed a new hobby...she is digging up my yard.

- I'm out there with her, but she'll rip over to one side of the yard and start digging as fast as she can until I get there to deter her.
- Then she rips to the other side and does it again!

- What's everyone doing to deter their "little diggers"??

- All help is appreciated!!
Games are formed because of the reaction they get when they do them.
Make sure to not react and the game ends. Exercise and brain stimulation are two things that prevent unwanted behavior. Maybe get a flirt pole to start a game that will exercise the pup and be entertaining enough to eliminate the digging.
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Mine does that due to being a terrier breed goodluck tho
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Mine does that due to being a terrier breed goodluck tho

Guess I have a German Shepherd that thinks he is a Terrier.
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Did someone say "digging" ???

This is 20 minutes work for a setter... chipmunk better make a break for it soon!
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Heh, I have a video of Apollo digging for the fun of it when he was about 9 months lol......those giant paws move a heck of a lot of dirt!

I agree, kiddy pool (the cheap ones were $10 or so at kmart last spring) filled with sand, bury toys, or a bone or something in it, and show it to him. Then all you have to do is preriodically refill it with sand.
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Tess, that is what Sam has discovered, chipmunk holes. Hasn't gone as deep as yours tho. My gosh!
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All I can say is so long as the digging (and for my dogs, also the biting of roots and tearing apart of rotting logs in pursuit of prey) happens OUTside ... you are in good shape!

This is the result of Chipmunk hiding behind the bookcase.
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All I can say is so long as the digging (and for my dogs, also the biting of roots and tearing apart of rotting logs in pursuit of prey) happens OUTside ... you are in good shape!

This is the result of Chipmunk hiding behind the bookcase.
How the heck did that thing get in the house,LOL.
I guess I am Lucky!
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