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01-28-2014 01:34 PM
newtexas
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Originally Posted by doggiedad View Post
your dog can't dig up the yard if you're watching him
or if he's in a nice size kennel.
I agree with this one.
01-28-2014 01:30 PM
SummerGSDLover
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Originally Posted by blackshep View Post
Crating isn't mean, it keeps them safe and it's something they need to learn.

I have friends who bought a kiddie pool and filled it with sand to let the dog dig there.

I found it easier to supervise and correct the digging behavior, which my dog outgrew. She was never bad for it though, because I'm always with her when she's outside.
That's what I'm going to do when it warms up. My pup loves to dig so I'm going to give him his own sandbox to play in. Lol

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01-28-2014 09:11 AM
blackshep Crating isn't mean, it keeps them safe and it's something they need to learn.

I have friends who bought a kiddie pool and filled it with sand to let the dog dig there.

I found it easier to supervise and correct the digging behavior, which my dog outgrew. She was never bad for it though, because I'm always with her when she's outside.
01-28-2014 04:40 AM
SummerGSDLover Maybe you could make him a sand box and train him to only dig in that?

*-*Summer*-*
01-27-2014 10:27 PM
JackandMattie Don't "put your dog out back."

Either go outside and play with your dog and work your dog, or expect to have a back yard full of dirt.

Dogs will dig at a fresh hole, because they think it's there for digging! Dogs dig through solid grass when they are bored and frustrated


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01-26-2014 11:57 PM
lennyb A lot of people advise us to put up a kennel or only let them go out with us. We have a 6.5 foot fence all around the yard and we never kennel or crate them ( we feel its kinda mean ). We go out and watch / play with them but sometimes we just let them out to run around and play with each other .Both our boys have full run of the house and yard at all times and except for the digging we've never had a problem with anything..
01-26-2014 10:27 PM
mickeyroyalty I put my dogs in a concrete area while they were in the digging phase, so the digging did not get whose. I have my Heidi, 9 months old, in a crate as we go out to dinner. She is not alone much because I retired, so she gets lots of mama attention and is not bored. However she picked up a $1500 necklace last week from my dressing table and chewed up all the gold, one large stone came out and I can't find it. That is the worst I have ever lost in 5 large dogs over 15 years. It was my fault for leaving it out and not crating her that evening.
01-26-2014 10:22 PM
doggiedad your dog can't dig up the yard if you're watching him
or if he's in a nice size kennel.
01-26-2014 10:19 PM
middleofnowhere
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I put large landscape rocks ( the flat ones ) in the holes then covered them up to try to stop / fill his holes. Well long story short he dug em up and placed them by the back door, what a smart ass...
This made me laugh.

I have used the "give the dog a spot to dig" idea in the past. If you do this, be sure this is the LAST place you muck with before you go inside. FUss over it mightily.
01-26-2014 08:15 PM
armauro I have 4 gsds- they are out back on their own at times- hard to keep an eye on him all the time- went through this with a 1 year old and he grew out of it- I was told it was because the dog is bored- they have lots of toys-
My trainer caught his pup doing it and he was corrected quite harshly and has not done it since but he was caught in the act.
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