JJ

why do dogs dig holes in the ground?


Asked by JJ"S Stinger on May 6th 2008 in Behavior & Training
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Gray Dawn Treader

It is an instinct that traces back to the wolf days. They would bury their leftovers.
Some breeds, like Jack Russell Terriers, have an especially strong instinct to dig because they were bred specifically for that purpose for centuries. They would dig after things like moles.


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Ellie

Bordem, to find something, pretty much anything.

If you are having trouble with digging we have a list of bordem busters for dogs one of them is fill a baby pool up with dirt (poke holes in the bottom so water can drain) and scatter with toys. It is like a sand box and it gives them a place to dig.
Hope I helped!


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Kolbe

Boredom and/or not enough exercise is a pretty big reason.


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Stevie Ray

My fox terrier digs to chase moles and voles. We have a ton of moles in our yard and he'll open the existing holes wider, stick his nose in it and bark like the dickens!


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