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Digging Dog

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by Trouble, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. Trouble

    Trouble Pup

    I hope I'm puttin this in the right place. Well here it is I have this new puppy i got from a friend of mine. She's 10 months old and she's great I love her she likes to ride with me and my other dog MaMa. But we have a problem she digs and trys to dig out of her kennel i fill inthe hole i even put stones around the inside but nothing helps. I dont understand she was on a chain before that and when i got her and put her in the kennel she digs.

    P.S I've had her for about 3months
  2. Crystal621

    Crystal621 Big Dog

    My friend puts patio blocks down in the kennels, then they can't dig.
  3. KuttersKru

    KuttersKru Top Dog

    Concrete kennel floor, or you can put chain link/chicken wire down about three feet into the ground
  4. rallyracer

    rallyracer CH Dog

    as stated-patio block works well. also you might look into a hot wire setup
  5. performanceknls

    performanceknls Top Dog

    I used railroad ties and kept my dogs from trying to dig out. But my dogs love to dig and the runs are covered in holes. As long and it's not an escape tunnel I let them dig. My dutch shepherd and apbt have dug a 4 foot den in one of the runs!
    The posts above have other great ideas too.
  6. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    You could always put her back on a chain set-up, it offers more livable space per square foot, plus you have the added security that the dog won't get loose from digging.
  7. nc_pitbullmommy

    nc_pitbullmommy Big Dog

    I had a dog that dug all the time and this will sound crazy but I started putting his stool in the holes and he stopped digging. go figure?

    Above poster that could be considered animal abuse!
  8. coco0889

    coco0889 Big Dog

    Are you serious? That's cruel! Op please don't take this advice. This is not the way to go.
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  9. KuttersKru

    KuttersKru Top Dog

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  10. coco0889

    coco0889 Big Dog

    Could be?????? That is animal abuse!!!!!
  11. brat pack

    brat pack Top Dog

    Actually, the method AceBoogie posted is used in the Kohler Method of Dog Training book. A book written for Malanois (sp?) training and such. I am sure it was probably practiced by more than a few old timers. I grew up with people that, if they had a chicken killer dog, they would tie the dead chicken around the dogs neck for a while to deter them from doing it again. That would probably be considered abuse too by some people.
    Not that I condone either method of training. Just saying.
    Back to the thread, the putting the poop thing in the hole works for some dogs and not others. Try it and see. She will probably just dig in a new spot though. You have to be persistant.
  12. outrightmike

    outrightmike CH Dog

    ihad a dog that died in a cave in.
  13. 40lbRed

    40lbRed Big Dog

    Hhhhhmmmmm, holding a dogs head under water. This is where PETA gets all their material.
  14. pitbullin

    pitbullin Big Dog

    you should take a picture of there den. i would like to see that as i have a bitch right now that i truly beleive is digging her a den under a tree in her chain spot....
  15. pitbullin

    pitbullin Big Dog

    how in the hell is that animal abuse? is it animal abuse when one of mine goes under and SWIMS underwater sometimes for over a minutes in the lake?

    just wondering seeing as he dident say drowned the dog? i can understand it being animal abuse but sticking his head under water for 4 or 5 seconds is definatly not abuse.....
  16. showdawgs

    showdawgs Pup

    I have another suggestion, put moth balls in the hole along with some dog poop, so far has always stop my dogs from digging. :)
  17. Crystal621

    Crystal621 Big Dog

    Moth balls are very toxic to dogs! I had one that ate one before.

    ETA: Most dogs won't eat them since they smell so bad, but some are just dumb and eat everything lol...I happen to have one of those
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  18. crazycooter

    crazycooter Top Dog

    they are dogs they are going to dig it is there nature just like posted above they dug a den it is in there blood to do these things!!
  19. performanceknls

    performanceknls Top Dog

    I took pictures when she first dug it. This picture is of one of my puppies watching the shepherd inside the hole digging. Notice you cannot see the shepherd, the hole is so big she fits completely underground. Weitzen is intact and I thought she was going into a false pregnancy.

    Here is her butt sticking out, notice the holes in the other run. they all dig

    Here is the hole from inside the run. it goes back 4' deep.

    Weitzen says "I wuz not digin'"

    I don't care what they do in the runs as long as they are not digging out. It gives them an outlet. When I first put all the dogs in the dog runs they all started to dig out. little by little I just kept putting railroad ties and bricks and they don't try to get out. I had one dog say "if I can't go under I will go through the run." I put a remote collar on her and watched from the kitchen window and every time she grabbed the chain link I zapped her. She doesn't try to get out anymore. A hotwire will work too.
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 6, 2009
  20. SAM_I_AM

    SAM_I_AM Big Dog

    I have a female that cannot stay in a kennel. She will dig, eat, climb, and/or jump out of it. A proper chain set up is the safest place for any dog who cannot be contained in a kennel.

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