Bored dogs dig. Ensure your dog gets adequate walks, playtime, and mental enrichment. A tired dog digs less.
Provide balls, chew toys, treat puzzles outside to entertain your dog in the yard instead of digging.
Train a strong "leave it" command. Use positive reinforcement like treats to redirect digging behavior.
Install secure, partially buried fencing or pavers to block access to favorite digging areas.
Place unpleasant textures like chicken wire, thorny branches or black plastic over areas to discourage digging.
"Treat" dispensing toys keep dogs engaged for hours. Use when you're away to prevent boredom digging.
Allow digging in one approved spot by filling it with loose dirt or sand. Supervise use.