Beagle Digging Problems – How to Stop Them For Good

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Beagle Digging ProblemsDo you belong to the group of beagle owners that suffer from beagle digging problems? Or more accurately, is your yard and lawn suffering? Read on for proven strategies to stop them for good.

Stopping Beagle Digging Problems

The Humane Society provides a wonderful first step in stopping the digging: understanding. You need to understand the reasons that cause it in order to be able to stop it.

Has your dog turned your yard into a moonscape, with craters everywhere? If so, the first thing you should know is that your dog isn’t doing this out of spite or a desire to destroy your landscaping. More likely he’s seeking

•             entertainment

•             prey

•             comfort or protection

•             escape

•             attention

Step one in solving the problem is to diagnose why your dog digs. Then you can follow advice tailored to your (and your dog’s) situation. The original article is here.

 

Tips To Stop The Digging

  • Tip 1 – Avoid making these mistakes

Punishment or yelling at your beagle.

  • Tip 2 – Provide plenty of mental and physical stimulation

Dog dig because dogs naturally dig. Your beagle can be suffering from boredom. Give them something more productive to do with all that energy they have. This might include interesting toys to play with, such as kong toys, training and practice as well as exercise.

  • Tip 3 – Create a digging paradise where your beagle is allowed to dig as much as they want to, while keeping the rest of your garden digging free. Then, train your beagle to dig only in that area. (For more information about this, check the resource box at the bottom of this article).
  • Tip 4 – If your beagle actually wants to escape, the Humane Society recommends the following:

Figure out why your dog is trying to escape and remove those incentives. Make sure her environment is a safe, appealing place for a dog.

To keep your dog in your yard:

  • Bury chicken wire at the base of the fence. Be sure to roll the sharp edges away from your yard.
  • Place large rocks, partially buried, along the bottom of the fence line.
  • Bury the bottom of the fence 1 to 2 feet below the surface.
  • Lay chain link fencing on the ground (anchored to the bottom of the fence) to make it uncomfortable for your dog to walk near the fence. Read the complete article here.

 

  • Tip 5 – If you are thinking of using some kind of product against the digging or against some other animals that your beagle might be trying to hunt, make sure that they are not poisonous.
  • Tip 6 – Offer your beagle plenty of attention and time with you during the day. Don’t reward the beagle digging problems with your attention, though. Provide attention only when your beagle offers desired behaviors.
  • Tip 7 – Some dogs dig holes to find a cool place in the summer or a warmer place in the winter. Make sure your beagle has a place in the shade during summer time and plenty of water to drink.

 For more information about stopping beagle digging, check out our resource box below.

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