How do you stop dogs from digging up your backyard?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by sunny & the 5 egg layers, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello, my 1 year old border collie named Zoey wont stop digging holes in our backyard. Does anyone know how to fix this? Thanks.
    here is a picture of her holes....
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    And here is Zoey...
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  2. windtryst

    windtryst Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Longer walks,or jogging! She is bored....
     
  3. apdan

    apdan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you figure it out let me know [​IMG] I have a husky lab mix that get's long walks and exercise and still gets bored and digs. Then the chickens come along and use his holes for dust baths............
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    We have a lot of moles in the dog's fenced area, I've been told I have to get rid of the moles first. Meanwhile, the yard looks like a Martian landscape. [​IMG]
     
  5. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Haha!! I know, my dog is completely destroying our backyard. And I have two dogs so you would think they would keep eachother entertained. But I guess not since Zoey takes all the plants out of our flower garden and trys to plant her own garden! [​IMG] by the way, if anyone needs a landscaper you know who to call! I was told to fill the dogs hole with dog poop and then some dirt on top. I tried it but it never worked. She just dug another hole next to it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Jamie_Dog_Trainer

    Jamie_Dog_Trainer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone here is right, your dog is digging out of boredom. Long walks is a good thing, however that won't keep her from digging. She's a working dog and needs a job to do. Write her a job description and train her to do those things. The ONLY way to stop her digging without heeding this advice is to get her a kennel with a bottom so she cannot dig. But honestly that's not what you should do, you need to train her and work her brain.

    You can start with some obedience, sit, down, and the all important come! Then go to some tricks, sitting pretty, BANG! (shoot her and she's dead) roll over, you can also teach her some useful things like to help make the beds, pick up garbage, ect. And prevention is the best medicine also. Don't allow her outside long enough to be come bored.
     

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