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January 23, 2012
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Ed Frawley and Michael Ellis discuss training equipment and attire to be used when training for biting sports. With an extensive explanation on the type of pants Michael wears when working as a decoy.

January 23, 2012 | 4 Minutes, 45 Seconds

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Leerburg Q&A

Question: We have an outdoor dog that loves to dig. Nothing we've tried has worked. Do you have other recommendations as to what can be done to save our yard from being destroyed but also allow her more freedom?

Hello,

We have an outdoor dog (beagle, cocker spaniel mix) that loves to dig. She digs anywhere and all the time. We have tried a lot of different things to get her to stop but because she is outdoor it is hard to catch her in the act. We have had to fence her in a paved portion of the yard in order for her to not dig while we are gone and can only let her out to play when someone is watching her. We have even hidden to where she didn’t know we were there and used a shock collar to get her attention when she started to dig and it did not work. Do you have other recommendations as to what can be done to save our yard from being destroyed but also allow her more freedom?

Thanks,
Natasha

Answer:

Digging is almost impossible to stop unless you can supervise 100% of the time. It’s a self rewarding activity that dogs do just for the joy of it. Some dogs do it out of boredom, so giving your dog more attention and exercise may help.

You can fill the holes the dog has dug with dog poop and then cover it, but it will only keep the dog from digging in that location. Usually they just start a new excavation.

I gave my dogs their very own sandbox and buried toys and treats there to give them the idea that they CAN and SHOULD dig there.

Treat toys that the dog has to work at to get the food out also helps combat boredom. We sell a number of treat toys.

The Bob-a-lot and the everlasting treat balls are big favorites here.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Rhodes

For more questions on this topic, see our Q&A on Behavioral Problems.

 

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Customer Comments

on Thursday's Newsletter Q&A

Hi Cindy:

I just read yesterday's newsletter. It made me very sad to see that those poor folks who wrote to you about training their small dog have already given up on him to some extent. I also own a dog that has a liver shunt. We discovered it because his condition was bad enough that he had begun having seizures - hepatic encephalopathy. I am so grateful that my holistic vet thought to do that liver test instead of just assuming that my boy has epilepsy.

I hope that you can take a moment to let these folks know that a liver shunt is NOT a death sentence. Depending on how many blood vessels are a problem, it might be possible to surgically correct the shunt. Even if surgery is not an option, following a hepatic diet can make a world of difference. If their vet is not able to assist them in putting together a nutrition plan for their dog, I hope they find someone who can.

Many thanks for all you do,
Michelle

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The MES Immersion Program is a comprehensive education in multiple aspects of dog training, with plenty of opportunity to delve into the theory behind our system, and as much supervised practice as each student wants to take on. This program is for the students that can completely commit themselves to learning the art and science of dog training over a 5 month (22 week) period. The course involves, in part, taking each of our core courses twice, private training sessions with Michael and his staff, shadowing our instructors during private lessons and personal training, assisting in class demos, working with shelter dogs, visiting local clubs and training groups, learning the business of dog training, and generally immersing oneself in our world. There is no more diverse and thorough program in the country. For students with the time and commitment this is our flagship program.

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