Use a playpen filled with different toys
Set up a designated playpen and fill it with their favourite toys like tug toys, balls, chew toys and more. Ensure you rotate the toys to keep them entertained throughout the day.
Use a snuffle mat
The snuffle mat stimulates your dog's prize possession: its nose. Hide tasty treats in the nooks and crannies of the snuffle mat to get their sense of smell going. 20 minutes of sniffing is equivalent to an hour's walk for enrichment for your dog.
Use a lick bowl
Dog lick bowls are silicone, non-toxic, food-grade bowls that keep your dog stimulated for hours. If your dog loves to inhale and chow down on food quickly, lick bowls encourage slower eating, allowing them to pass the time longer.
By providing adequate mental and physical stimulation, creating designated digging areas, reinforincing positive behaviours, and addressing ay underlying anxiety issues, you can create an environment where digging becomes less appealing to your dog.
Understanding the underlying reasons to why your dog loves to dig will help you find a solution. Remember each dog is unique and what works for one may not work for another. Be patient, consistent and adapt these tips to suit your dog’s needs.
Why not give these tips a try? With some time, effort and understanding, work with your dog to see what works towards a positive change in your dog’s behaviour.