Why Dogs Dig – Dog Behavior & Motivation

May 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Dog Behavior

Dogs dig because they’re dogs, and this activity is primal for them…they just can’t help themselves. It’s hardwired in their genes, it’s fun, and nothing feels better on a hot day then laying in cool, freshly unearthed soil. While digging is a natural act for them, it’s usually objectionable to the owner who prefers her own landscaping design. Dogs also dig out of boredom. Digging is a stress reliever and it gives the pet something to do. If your dog is out in the yard all day, your property may soon resemble a cratered planet. If the dog digs and […]

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