Digging Dogs: The Truth

October 4, 2016

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Aside from being excellent companions, great running buddies, and loyal friends, some dogs are also prone to treasure hunting. In case your dog likes to plow through your back yard, you might want to know what’s causing this and if you can do anything to stop it.

Dog VS. Dirt

It’s not just that not every breed has a tendency towards digging, but each breed that does it has completely different reasons.

For example, short-legged dogs simply follow their instincts. This means they usually dig to find moles, gophers, or other rodents. On the other hand, scent hounds often dig under fences just to get a crack at that squirrel on the other side of it.

However, there are cases in which a dog simply has nothing better to do than dig around. Boredom can be a dangerous enemy both for your pet and you, so make sure your dog has things to do throughout the day.

Finally, let’s not forget that some dog breeds will never stop digging. Take earth dogs for an example – this pooch has digging bred into him, which means the only thing you can do in this situation is to choose an area in which your pooch can dig to his heart’s content.

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