Digging burns energy. Make sure your dog gets adequate walks, play, and stimulation.
Provide chew toys, puzzle feeders, and interactive play in the yard to engage your dog.
Give your dog a sandbox or digging pit to satisfy their instinct in an approved spot.
Use fencing, barriers, or leash attachment to restrict access to tempting digging areas.
Scat mats, chicken wire, or unpleasant smells may discourage digging in problem spots.
Use the "leave it" command when you catch your dog digging followed by praise for stopping.
If boredom, prey drive, or separation anxiety drive digging, treat the root cause.