Suzy O Sorry, but sometimes certain dog behaviors such as digging ar
not at all
about neurotic dogs, but simply part of the particular dog's breeding.
Training can sometimes help curb the behavior, but it usually doesn'
to entirely extinguish the innate behavior of certain breeds. In tha
why fight mother dog nature when it's so much easier to use fencing to
exclude off limit areas and then work on training the dog to redirec
digging to an acceptable area?
"paghat" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message
hi everyone sorry i didnt introduce myself earlier im sockiescat an
live on a farm in ontario canada.
i have a problem that hopefully someone might be able to help m
we redid a couple of flowerbeds this year with new shrubs and some
the problem that we are now having is my sons dog (which we ended up
with lol) is now digging up those flowerbeds. its really getting t
because she is a medium size dog and digs huge holes to lay in.
we have tried just about everything thinkable to try and stop her but
she just wont listen.
does anyone have any suggestions as to what we might be able to tr
stop the flowerbed digging dog. any help would be greatly appreciated
thanks for any info you can give us. take care,
Persistent digging (like biting or persistent barking or chewing
everyone's stuff to pieces) tends to be a neurotic behavior, usually
caused by some degree of bad socialization or neglect or lonelines
stress in the dog's life, all invariably the fault of the owner. Onc
bad behavior begins, it will not stop until you have gone throug
strict training alongside the dog with a trainer expert in modifying
harmful behaviors in dogs -- & harmful care techniques of owners
unwilling to invest the time, money, & training required to have
happy well-behaved dog should meet the same fates as most of thes
-paghat the ratgirl
Get your Paghat the Ratgirl T-Shirt he
"In every country and in every age, the priest has been hostile to
liberty. He is always in alliance with the despot." -Thomas Jefferson
yup paghat some dogs can do strange things if they are neglected o
under stress but this dog gets lots of love and attention. she follow
me everywhere i go and puts her nose in my hand if im walking or lay
her head on my lap if im sitting outside so i sure dont think that sh
is to neglected.
i want to thank everyone for their comments and ideas on how to dea
i ended up squirting her with the hose if i was out and had caught he
near the flower beds.
as well as using a firm command of NO if she did go near them and
didnt have the hose then praised her if she left them alone.
we also encouraged her to dig over near our grain bin so that she ha
another place to dig and followed up with a lot of praise when she di
of course she also had to have some treats to go along with that prais
she didnt do to badly up until snow fly so i guess we will see wha
happens in the spring again. thanks again everyone. sockiescat