So first a bit of a back story. My dog Annie (many of you know her!) is a beagle she is two years old and recently had her first litter of puppies. We have a nice sized fenced in yard, the fence is dug down about 6 inches because I was worried about her digging, but she never had. The day before she had the pups (last Thursday) she was digging everywhere, but I understand that, and since then it had stopped, until today! Every time I let her out today she digs, this morning she had two huge holes dug under the bedroom window, she accomplished this in about 20 minutes. The second time I let her out she went to the other side of the house under the living room window and dug a big hole there. The last two times I let her out I caught her digging in the window well of the basement (where she wanted to have her pups in the first place) The first time I yelled at her, and she skulked back to the house, about an hour later I let her out, go out not even five minutes later and she is right there again, she didn't hear me so I gave her a light smack on the butt and said " NO Digging, Bad Girl, Get in the house" she again went for the house looking sour-full. She has not attempted to pick up a puppy at all , not even once so I don't really feel like she is trying to make a den for them and to move them. I will get out the chain if I have to and chain her up but I am hoping someone can give me some insite on the digging and what I can do to "teach" her not to do it. It wouldn't be so bad if she would do it out in the middle of the yard, but next to the house makes the rain leak into the basement. I can just keep filling up the holes if I have to. But she is usually a well behaved dog, who is easy to teach what is right and wrong too. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.