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The dog is digging the earth

Digging, like many dog ​​habits, is caused by instinct. And for some breeds, for example, dachshunds and terriers, this is the norm.

  1. If the dog has nothing to do in the yard.
  2. If the dog is trying to dig under the fence to get to that side of the barrier (especially if the fence is a representative of the opposite sex.
  3. If the dog is looking for a cool place on a summer day.
  4. If the dog tries to bury "stocks for a rainy day."
  5. If the dog smelled in the soil fertilizer with bone meal.
  6. If a pregnant dog is looking for a comfortable solitary place for a petition.

The first step is to understand the reason for this behavior and take action on this.

  1. Find a place for your dog, wherever she could realize her instinct to dig. Encourage her to dig only there. It is better that it is a shady place and sandy soil (sand is easier to clean).
  2. To accustom to dig in a specific place, you canBury a toy there and give a command to "dig!" After the dog has a toy, it must be praised. Repeat this procedure until you fix the execution of the command in a specific place. Digging in any other place is accompanied by a command "impossible!" And switching attention to the chosen place.
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