It can be infuriating to look out the window and see your dog digging a nice, big hole in the yard. Let’s face it, some dogs just have a thing for digging holes, especially in the loose soil of gardens or flower beds. Many do this to cool off or stay warm. The Humane Society of the United States says this may be a sign of boredom. To make digging less desirable, they suggest placing flat rocks around plants and/or spraying the area with a mixture of water and lemon juice. Most dogs dislike citrus scents. And remember if you see your dog doing appropriate things in the yard (chewing on a toy, sunning himself), don’t forget to praise him! This increases the chances of him doing those behaviors instead of the unwanted ones.
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