Digging instinct comes from their wild ancestry. It can help them cool down, hide food, or relieve boredom.
Lack of exercise and mental stimulation are common culprits for excess digging. Expand their enrichment.
On hot days, dogs may dig pits to lie in the cool dirt. Ensure they have shade and water.
Dogs may bury and dig up bones, toys and other "treasures." Supervise their play times.
For anxious dogs, digging holes can be calming. Ease their stress with training and routines.
Allow them an approved digging spot with buried toys to satisfy the instinct. Supervise use.
Try Digging Pits
Lay chicken wire or landscape edging to block specific areas prone to digging.
Use Physical Barriers