Stop Your Dogs From Digging Holes





Introduction: Stop Your Dogs From Digging Holes

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)

Step 2: How to Put It Together

the first step is to find the spot your dog digs in.

dig some of the hole yourself. find the inner dog in you... or just do this so you will have the room to put the tin foil in.

so lay a few layers of tin foil nicely in the area you just dug out. then cover it up with the dirt you dug out.

Step 3: Optional Steps

here are some optional steps.

draw (or print if your lazy) a picture of a cat. shove it in your dogs face several times so they are scared of it like my dog gets scared when you do that(unless it smells good).
now put the picture over the hole or stuck in the ground with something. like a pen.

find anything your dog doesn't like. I found some dogs do like pepper or that guacamole mix that you just add avocados(get the spicy ones)
but anything will do. put it over the hole and your done. your dog will never try digging there( maybe once but he'll see his error and digging there.

nikc12 told me: 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.

dont' forget to give me ideas to post here...



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    I took my puppy
    from a dog foster home about a year ago. I love him to bits; he has a great
    personality, and I feel that he loves our family so much. BUT he digs holes A
    LOT. . So, leaving home is always a challenge for us.

    My husband and
    I were thinking about taking him to 'doggy school', but then again, it’s
    extremely expensive, and the nearest 'doggy school' is far away from us. Maybe
    you have some advice? THANK YOU!!!!

    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....

    there is a product you can buy from that is guarrenteed to stop a dog from digging. basicly it is 2 round "tennis" balls attached to a rope that is fastened to the dog's collar & hangs down between their front legs. Every time the dog tries to dig, these balls get in the way & 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!


    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