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    My 3 1/2 month old Border Collie has discovered his new fave hobby is decorating my garden with lovely 60cm deep craters! Then my 2 year old rotti's new fave hobby is encouraging him to dig holes without actually joining in on the destruction! Are then any ways to discourage hole digging. At the moment all i can do is catch him in the act and verbally say "NO!". If you knew him, you's understand why we named him 'Monster'! Coz he is a little monster! But we love him, holes and all!

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    Don't they just have a ball with their butt in the air and their front end oh so busy excavating!

    You can try putting their poos in their holes, and just lightly covering them with dirt so they can still smell it. It doesn't work with the most determined diggers but does with most. Is usually worth a try.

    The other trick is to build or buy a sandpit (the clamshell ones are cheap and easy!) for them. If you keep the sand damp by spraying with the hose every few days they often prefer it to the garden. If you get a clam you can fill the other half with water for them on hot days - then you'll get some entertainment!!

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    What Natty said
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    Thanks for the advice. Will give the poo idea a go. Can't hurt to try. A sandpit would be a fantastic alternative to my garden beds aswell!

    It is amusing to watch though! Monster fratically flicking dirt everywhere as Diesel our rotti bounces around him barking(mind you, Diesel ignores the fact that he has elbow dysplasia!) It's as if Diesel is telling him he is about to get into trouble!

    Thankyou again!

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    Maybe Diesel is getting a child-like pleasure out of egging him on into trouble...

    This could be followed by "Hey, Mum! Look what he's doing now!!

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    Hey Jess!

    I hope this might cheer you up a little

    This is Ruby, one of my mischievious fosters ever a terrier x and very connected to the earth as you can see!

    The other foster is Muriel, another terrier x though simply angelic and did not want to much to do with the mischief!

    Ruby sits just behind behind 'Possum Pants'...who was the boldest, most adoreable foster i have ever met!

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Oh no the photos are not working!! will try again....
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    That's exactly what my 2 boys look like! One doing damage and the other just watching on!
    Love the face in the second picture. It's as if they're saying "what's wrong? Just having some fun!"

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    Hey Jess, have you tried grass clippings? I found that it works with my girls, though since moving homes haven't had a chance to do this, Misty keeps digging under the fence so we put cement bricks under the fence and under the dirt.

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    Grass clippings? Haven't heard of that one before, will try it though. Gotta be better than poo!
    Our boys are constantly digging under the back fence, bricks worked for us too!

    Thanx!

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