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How do you teach a puppy not to dig outside?

Lindsay PicheLindsay Piche Posts: 166Member

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    If she's digging in pursuit of something (a lizard or whatever) try teaching the "leave it" command. If she just likes to dig, maybe you can offer her a place where she's allowed to dig. Build a sandbox or fill a child's pool with sand and encourage her to dig there by burying treats and toys in the sand. Good luck!
  • Joy TrinidadJoy Trinidad Posts: 7Member
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    Hi Ruby, I am a Ridgeback and we are notorious diggers. My mom was having lots of problems with me. Usually there is one spot that doggies like. And she found out that if she buried my poop there, I wouldn't dig there long. It took a few times, but I didn't like finding my own poop! Yuc! Good luck!
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