Training Information

Common Dog Problems

Why Dogs Dig

Digging is natural for dogs but can be very annoying for owners. Many dogs are severely punished for digging and some are even surrendered over this issue. Some owners use cruel and unusual punishments for digging such as filling holes with water and holding the dog's head under. Dogs dig for different reasons and the treatment for digging varies greatly depending on the cause of the behaviour. In this article we have outlined some of the more common reasons for digging.

Below we have outlined some of the more common reasons for digging:

  • Canine Elimination Behaviour
  • Burying Items
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Play
  • Escaping
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