Digging

by Jennifer
(Colorado)

We adopted a 3 yr old Great Pyrenees a few weeks ago. She's adjusting well but we have 2 foot deep pits all over our yard. If we see her in the act of digging and tell her quit, she looks right at us, jumps around like it's a wonderful game and then digs even more enthusiastically. Suggestions?

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Feb 08, 2015
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Great Pyrs dig!!
by: Frank

Welcome to sharing your life with a Great Pyr. Yes they dig. It's a fact. How do think the Pyrenees Mountains were created? :-)

Feb 08, 2015
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digging
by: susan

They dug...we built a deck over it. They dug some more....we put in a stone patio. They kept on digging. We gave up and began calling our back yard "the holy land".

Feb 10, 2015
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Stop the diging maybe
by: Ed A from NJ

Digging can be a big problem but I think you can get some control by substitution. If you can get them excercized early a wear them down a bit it slows the digging. Also a nice big natural chew bone to distract them. In other words distraction works best. If not how do you feel about swimming pools? Also of the digging districts them from barking you may already have the better side of the deal. Just one of their lovely little peccadilloes.

Feb 10, 2015
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Diggity Dig
by: Anonymous

Buddy loves his craters. He's digging a basement under his dog house. We'll be putting gravel in his yard next year to hopefully ease some of the damage he's doing to the ground.

Some dig, some don't. My parents' pyr doesn't as long as she doesn't hang out with ours for too long.

Feb 16, 2015
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Digging
by: Anonymous

They are awesome at digging! With my dogs I built tables that are around 3-4 feet high, They love their perches. In the summer I dig a 3 foot deep crater under their perches and they love it and that has so far distracted them from wanting to dig anywhere else in the yard. You could give that a try.

Feb 18, 2015
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Digging - something Pyrs do
by: Anonymous

My Pyr. now 1/1-2 years old, loves to dig holes in her fenced yard. I have found the only thing to do is somewhat adjust to it. I keep a pile of fill dirt outside the fenced area, along with a large bag of grass seed and when there are too many holes being dug I fill some of them up, leaving her one or two to continue working on. Its a never-ending proposition but I have never found a way to stop them from digging (I had a neighbor's Pyr who sort of moved in here previously and he, also, loved to dig. He dug a big hole in the middle of my vegetable garden, happily throwing out all the new seedlings in that area. I let him keep his hole that he dug big enough to take naps in and that way he left the rest of the vegetable garden alone. I believe, since he had no livestock to guard, he took it upon himself to 'guard' the vegetables and he did that most faithfully throughout the growing season.

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