Why Do Dogs Dig?


Different dogs dig for various reasons. The first step in preventing your dog from digging is to find out why your dog is digging. Read on below to learn about some common reasons why they do it and how you can get them to stop.


Often boredom digging can be minimized with extra activity and increased mental stimulation. Rotate their toys every few days to give them something new to play with. Engage them in a special fitness programs. This will give them an opportunity for their excess energy, and the flowers in the garden will remain healthy.


You will catch your dog digging if they’re hot or cold.  If your bedroom or where your dog sleeps, is hot or cold on a daily basis, try changing the temperature to your dog’s taste. You might need to spend in a fan or a heater. Be careful to monitor your pet  while it’s in usage as they can harem themselves.


When your dog is out in an enclosed space, he may have an escape in his mind. Dogs who spend more time in the  room are vulnerable to boredom. They might find out that there’s a world of fun waiting outside the gate!

If your dog is digging to flee the yard, please pay heed to the potential reasons for this. Separation anxiety is a common source of escape digging. A veterinarian or dog behaviorist may instruct you about how to cope with this behavior.


Most pets dig the carpet for the pleasure. Dogs with extra energy or frustration often use digging habits to relieve repressed energy and have a great time. Although humans can find it an odd form of amusement, most dogs love digging activities.

Separation Anxiety

Unfortunately, the dog might have a fear of separation. Dogs who encounter this dig because they’re stressed and need to cope with this energy. Those pets who ruin stuff in the home (shoes, chairs, etc.) endure the same thing. If you suspect that your dog is scratching or breaking items in your home due to anxiety, we suggest talking to your vet on your next appointment.

Hiding Toys

Dogs dig in mud or other things, like mulch or sand, to bury things they wish to save later, like a favorite chew or toy, or to check for items they’ve hidden in the past. This is focused on inherited behaviors as wild dogs bury leftover food and bones so that they could eat them later.