So.. how do you discourage a dog from laying down or digging pits to rest in certain outdoor areas? I have an area between the walkway and house that's about 3 by 10 feet-ish between walk way and house. Just prepared that area to potentially put down a flower or shrub bed.. just to make it look nice(that part of house has wall to ceiling windows). Well.. not even a day has passed and he dug one of his many "rest pits" right in that area.. he is an anatolian so he digs up HUGE pits. He can dig them anywhere else, he can and does dig them in the car port.. just don't drive truck in all the way anymore.. don;t care.. just would LIKE to have that spot planted.. is it too much to ask him not to dig there, just that 3 foot by 10 foot lot?