How do I get my dog to stop digging out of the fence? It's driving me crazy!?


She is a 1 year old Golden Retriever. I have put stuff along the bottom of the fence and then she dug a hole over a foot deep to get out again. When she gets out, she shreds anything she finds. Help!!!

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5 Responses to “How do I get my dog to stop digging out of the fence? It's driving me crazy!?”

  1. Bridgette A says:

    One thing that worked for us was bricks. We got large flat bricks and put them under the fence. The dog was not able to dig close enough to the fence line to dig out. Worth a shot. The bricks are like 75cents each.

  2. **Gabby** says:

    I recomend you to get those collars where your dog reaches a certain point it would get a shock, so your dog won’t be able to go even near the fence and start digging again, i know it sounds cruel, but it should teach her a lesson, but then she would be able to dig somewhere else instead of digging out under the fence which should be better.

    Or if she isn’t neutered you could always take her to the vets to neuter her, it should make her much calmer is well. Or you could put chicken wire underneath the fence so when she reaches where the wire is, she won’t be able to get out.

  3. Olivher Clitris says:

    Break some glass and leave the shards along the fence line.

  4. Fashionista82 says:

    Petco sells training aids such as "no dig" my 7 lb dog sometimes scratches the carpet when we leave. i find that spraying this stops her from doing it.

  5. animal_lover says:

    Digging is an instinctive behavior of a dog. Dogs may dig for a certain reason like Boredom, they think its fun, they are hot, they are trying to escape, they are lonely, they have excess energy, or maybe you put a good smelling (for them) fertilizer in the garden.

    For me, to stop the dog from being bored is play with them. Your dog is a 1 year old so she needs all the attention she can get (not too much though). You should give her toys like the treat stick, kong toys, and/or treat ball. Leave them something to do to occupy them from digging.

    Dogs can be lonely too:
    Don’t leave your dog in the yard for hours on end because dogs are pack animals, they crave company. So, bring her in sometimes and let her feel that she is a part of the family.

    Dogs escape:
    Dogs usually escape to have fun and to find more interesting stuff outside. So, take a leash and walk with her outside to satisfy her curiosity.

    To stop dog re-digging:
    Now this is funny but true, use her poop…Place the poop in the area where she is digging from and she wont dig in the place where she have pooped on. Or lay chicken wire on the hole. If that doesn’t work then blow a balloon then bury it under the hole or her digging spot, if she digs i the right spot, the balloon will pop and that discourages a dog. Or maybe you can sprinkle hot sauce on the digging spot and when some of those get to her nose, she would stop. Or the easiest one is discipline, when your dog digs again, reprimand her.

    I hope you’ll get her to stop digging ^_^

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