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    Hi all hope well,

    Well im new to Forums and this site has great info so far.
    I was just wondering if anyone has any pointers on how i can stop my 5 month old staffy from digging,
    and also all my mates recon his is crossed with a pitty any chance i can have your thorts.
    Thanks heaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex View Post
    Hi all hope well,

    Well im new to Forums and this site has great info so far.
    I was just wondering if anyone has any pointers on how i can stop my 5 month old staffy from digging,


    and also all my mates recon his is crossed with a pitty any chance i can have your thorts.
    Thanks heaps.
    Got any photos? My mindreading abilities are a bit rusty...lol.

    To stop your pup from digging, maybe alocate a specific spot that he can dig. I heard once from an actual vet, might have been Dr Harry Cooper, that dogs don't like being near their own poo and so if you place some of your pup's poo in the hole, he will stop...give that a try, might take a few times.

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    Hi Rex,

    I second OM's photo request ... we love photos

    My best cure for a misbehaving dog is to go for a huge walk, get the tennis racquet or the ball thrower and a couple of good quality balls - tennis balls last about 10 seconds with mine, I buy the Kramer balls that look like tennis balls but they last ages, or the Kong Water Wubba down the dog beach and keep playing till the dog is worn out ... a tired dog is a good (asleep) dog...

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    Welcome to the forum, Rex.

    I agree with the others, have a specific spot for digging. I like to encourage my dog to dig at the beach. She digs occasionally at home in the wrong places, usually over doing the post pee territorial scratch - or deciding to dig up beetle lava - means well but the lawn doesn't need her help.

    So I put a fresh turd in the bottom of the hole and cover it over with sand or gypsum (cos my dirt is mostly clay and needs breaking up).

    For some holes - along the fence line - I put bricks and besa blocks, because they take the fun of digging. Chicken wire over the surface and held down on the edges by besa blocks also takes the fun out of digging, and it will stop the blackbirds doing it too.

    But it's defintely a good idea to dedicate a specific place for digging. You may also want to consider other reasons for it, like mice, rats, lawn beetles, crickets, cat poo and other legitimate (in the dog's mind) reasons for digging, and deal with those too. Note - poison used for vermin and lawn beetles is bad for dogs.

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    Ok Kool thanks heaps ay,
    Well i did try his poo in the hole he didnt realy care and just keeps doing it lol,
    I think the best way might be is to find his own spot.

    I take him for a walk every nyt for about a hour and a half but hes like a eveready battery.

    Thanks heaps

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    lol, he looks like a mischeif maker!!

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    Rex

    you might have to resort to some mental exercise to wear him out...

    like trick training or shaping...

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    Rex, hes adorable and certainly looks like he has digging on his mind.

    The buried doggy do is a great idea and usually works, my daughter had a resue that dug up the garden and the vet suggested if burying the fresh doo's dosent work, put a lot in a bucket with water and make a doggy do soup, throw in some chilli seeds and fill the hole with the soup...that worked for her and she was a chronic digger.
    She also used to eat her own poo, so i sure didnt didnt think it would work but it did.
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    He is very cute!

    Dont see any pitty though! I am gonna guess something like GSD....something with big ear and a pointy muzzle anyways

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    Ok kook thanks a heap i will have to try that one out and just cut it down to one hole lol.
    What sort of things would be good for like mental exercises would be good for him,
    He is a good dog listens moats of the time for a puppy I love it he is so much fun.

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