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My dog is upsetting my mother by digging the backyard. Why does he do that? And will he keep doing

Alexanander MoralesAlexanander Morales San JacintoPosts: 1Member

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  • Obi BarbarisiObi Barbarisi Posts: 553Member
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    I can barely tell but if he is some sort of terrier from the picture but it is normal for them. They were used to dig out rodents. Yes he will keep doing it. I recommend setting aside a designated place where he can dig such as a sandbox or a digging pit. Put toys and treats in there so it reinforces that he digs there and no where else in the backyard (like your mother's flower garden).
  • Samantha CahillSamantha Cahill Chesapeake BeachPosts: 238Member
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    Dogs dig because they are BORED. Terriers are obviously much more likely to dig, but any dog that obsessively digs will keep doing it. If you play with him and give him lots and lots of exercise and/or mental stimulation, he will be too tired to dig up the yard. But you must do this EVERY DAY. Dogs that do not get proper exercise can become very destructive.
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