I have a dog that I adopted almost 2 months ago. He is somewhere near 1yo give or take a month or two. He is a mutt, but looks a bit like a lab and as my vet and I speculated dutch shepherd (beautiful brindle coat) Clover is a bit of a digger. I understand that he needs distractions in the day while I am not home and am working on different ideas to entertain him and I also try to give him lots of exercise but I would like to try some more deterrents also. So far I have tried burying his feces in the holes, now I am trying vinegar. Any ideas? Anybody have success teaching a dog to use a sand box? I do not correct him for digging because I do not know what the best correction is yet, but I do try to distract him from it. I take him to the beach and allow him to dig there, is that too confusing for him?