and Instructable on getting your dogs to stop digging holes (my first instructable so don't flame and say: ah this sux. man ur pics are bad.

just read and be amazed...
(my camera's battery was dieing so pics aren't so good)

Hole is a pic from Google images. not mine

Step 1: what you need!!

You will need:
tin foil
hands (2 preferably)
cat picture(optional)
pepper or guacamole package(optional)
<p>I took my puppy<br>from a dog foster home about a year ago. I love him to bits; he has a great<br>personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. BUT he digs holes A<br>LOT. . So, leaving home is always a challenge for us.</p><p>My husband and<br>I were thinking about taking him to 'doggy school', but then again, it&rsquo;s<br>extremely expensive, and the nearest 'doggy school' is far away from us. Maybe<br>you have some advice? THANK YOU!!!! </p>
I can't wait to try it. Super cool and smart idea!
My apologies for giving the wrong web addy. as soon as I find the website, I will post the correct address. Again, I'm sorry about that.
chili powder and or pepper usually will stop them....<br><br>there is a product you can buy from happyjack.com that is guarrenteed to stop a dog from digging. basicly it is 2 round &quot;tennis&quot; balls attached to a rope that is fastened to the dog's collar &amp; hangs down between their front legs. Every time the dog tries to dig, these balls get in the way &amp; eventually the dog gives up.
Hi. I looked at the website you referred to, and Googled as well as I know how - yet I still can't find this collar anywhere. Can you help? Thank you! <br> <br>Stephen
Putting their poop in the hole usually works too :P
My dog is "SPECIAL". My dog only digs because she is chasing the shadows. She will even try to lick and even eat the sidewalk to get them. She basically digs anywhere there are shadows. Great Instructable!!!! :p
My Doberman had "shovels" for feet and would dig enormous holes in mere minutes! Instead of aluminum foil, I used hardware wire (the stuff with 1/4 inch spaced wires) under the dirt (which later became lawn) near the house. And gave him an "approved" digging spot by making a small hole at the far end of our yard. He used it! And continued digging for 15 more years--in his approved spot!
our dog is just stupid... if we electrified the wire in your idea she would still dig there. I also started digging a huge hole and she was afraid of it for some reason... i dont know whay her problem is but the aluminum foil worked for me.
I am hoping that I don't have to use this next year!! Maybe my Springer Spaniel Basset Hound mix puppy will forget how to dig over the long cold Canadian winter!!! Thanks
what we did with our dogs that worked very well was we would find the holes they had already dug, place a filled balloon inside and fill in the hole. then, when they dig the hole again they are greeted with a very loud BANG. as long as your dog doesn't like loud noises i found this method the best.
We did that too. She stopped digging. Fast.
nice. if my dog even felt a balloon shed run away. scaredy cat... ill add that to the Instructable thanks ;)
Just put some of your dog's landmines in the bottom of the hole then fill it over. They'll never dig there again.
google images
Casey, where did you get the cat picture? I've been looking for something like that. D.W.

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