Training your Puppy: How to Stop Him Digging His Way to Freedom
By Phillipa Baxter
Let’s have a look at a natural canine behavior that drives us crazy.
All dogs have an instinct to dig â€“ in the wild they do it to bury their food so no-one else gets hold of it. They dig when they’re too hot, because the soil below the surface is cooler. Females will dig if they’re pregnant (or have a phantom pregnancy) because they’re making a safe den to have the puppies in. And some breeds, like all Terriers, are bred to dig.
So what can we do about it?