"Boredom can cause dogs to dig. Ensuring mental stimulation, exercise, playtime, and affection can alleviate this behavior. Interactive toys and walks can help reduce boredom-induced digging in dogs."
Instinctive behavior is a major cause of dogs digging. Dogs often have an innate urge to dig, and when left unchecked can quickly create a large mess in your yard.
With patience and consistency, you can help break this habit and encourage alternative behaviors that are more suited for getting your attention without damaging items in the home.
"Dogs often dig when hunting for prey or out of boredom. To prevent this destructive behavior in your garden or lawn, provide plenty of mental stimulation and exercise to keep your dog occupied."
"Separation anxiety can cause excessive digging in dogs. Alleviate this by ensuring ample exercise, mental stimulation, quality time when home, providing safe toys to distract them when you're away."