Why Do Dogs Dig?

Why Do Dogs Dig?

Dogs dig for a variety of reasons, including to find food, to cool off, to mark their territory, to relieve boredom, and to exercise.

 Finding Food

Dogs have a natural instinct to hunt and scavenge for food. 

Cooling Off

Dogs can sweat through their paws, but they also dig to cool off.

Marking Territory

Dogs mark their territory with urine and feces. 

Relieving Boredom

Dogs need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. 


Digging is a form of exercise for dogs

Stop Your Dog from Digging

There are a few things you can do to stop your dog from digging in unwanted places. 

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