Dogs love to dig holes, and that’s fine, as long as it’s in a park and not in their own backyard. Nobody wants an ugly patio that has been completely excavated. If you have a garden like I do, it can be even more complicated. Whatever your situation, you need to stop your pit bull from digging holes everywhere, so what can be done? You have come to the right place.
First, you need to recognize why canines dig holes. They do it out of boredom, to relieve stress, as a way to release energy, or just to cool off on a hot day. It’s quite remarkable, one hot day I left Max in the backyard while shopping. When I came back, I realized that he had dug several holes and was lying in one that he passed around the back to let him in. I asked and my vet friend informed me that dogs like to feel the cold earth against their skin. I made sure to keep it inside on a hot day.
A more common reason for digging problems is that the dog gets bored. Have you taken him out for a walk every day? Have you or your family paid attention to it? Have you been playing with him? You may feel bored and try to get their attention. Take time out of your schedule to pay attention to your Pit Bull. After all, we all want attention from time to time.
Most people don’t realize this, but pit bulls have a lot of energy, more so than other dogs. They dig holes because they are just trying to release some energy. As mentioned above, take him for a walk, take him to a park, buy him a new toy, or teach him a new trick. It will really help you bond as a canine enthusiast and man’s best friend.
Pit bulls are very human-oriented. They love humans and are very loyal to their masters. Make sure you don’t neglect your dog. You may be busy, but the dog doesn’t get it, so Fido can release his frustration by digging. He doesn’t know any better, he’s just trying to keep busy. Make sure to release the energy that these dogs have in a positive way. Going to a park can be just as beneficial for you as it is for him. You can meet many other dog lovers, which means new friends for you and playmates for your pit bull. Learn more about how to deal with your pit bull’s digging problem today.