Why has my Labrador started digging?
First, you should know that digging is a normal and instinctive behavior for dogs, especially Labradors. Your pup’s ancestors dug holes to bury food, and dug cozy dens to protect their young from harsh weather and predators. Your dog lives in your home and must play by your rules.
How do I stop my Labrador from digging holes?
Here are our top seven solutions to help stop your dog’s digging behavior.
- More playtime and exercise.
- More toys and chews.
- Maintain an area for acceptable digging.
- Discourage digging in unwanted areas.
- Add digging deterrents.
- Get rid of rodents.
- Help your dog cool down.
How do I stop my dogs from digging holes?
Dealing with digging
- Exercise: walk your dog at least once daily.
- Company and interaction: spend time playing and interacting with your dog everyday.
- Chewing needs: keep interesting chew toys in the yard to keep your dog busy when you’re not around, such as ‘Kong’ toys filled with food treats.
Do dogs grow out of digging?
Sometimes dogs grow out of digging, but this is not usually the case. Some dogs will stop digging as they get older, but others will not. Some breeds, such as terriers, were bred to dig. While some dogs will not naturally grow out of digging, there are steps you can take to curb the behavior.
Which dog breeds dig the most?
Here are the top 10 dog breeds that love to dig.
- #1 Jack Russell Terrier.
- #2 Dachshund.
- #4 Cairn Terrier.
- #5 Alaskan Malamute.
- #6 Smooth Fox Terrier.
- #7 Airedale Terrier.
- #8 Beagle.
- #9 Miniature Schnauzer.
Do dogs grow out of digging holes?
Is there a spray to stop dogs from digging?
Vinegar and citrus oil are two things you can spray to stop your dog from digging. Commercial dog repellent sprays are also available.
What smell deters dogs from digging?