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When I found out that I would be traveling extensively for work, I realized that I needed to do something about my pets. I was concerned about them being home alone or staying with a neighbor since I needed to provide for them like I normally would. Unfortunately, because I would be in business meetings all day, I knew that I couldn't take them along for the ride. I decided to start searching for pet day care centers, and I was able to find a boarding business that offered top-notch care to pets. This article is all about improving your pet's experience.


Improving My Pet's Experience

Three Ways You Can Keep Your Dog From Digging Up Your Lawn

Rafael Hopkins

A well-manicured, plush lawn is the goal of most homeowners. If your dog is digging up your yard and causing damage, there are things you can do to prevent this. Here are just some of the ways you can minimize this issue around your lawn.  

Increase Exercise

Dogs aren't different from humans in that during periods of boredom, they're more inclined to do something they shouldn't. If your dog is digging up your yard, a lack of activity and exercise could be to blame. Digging serves as a great way to expend energy.

If you can find other ways to do this, you may be able to save your yard. First, take your furry friend out for frequent walks or runs. If you are unable to do this because of a hectic schedule, consider dog boarding. At a dog boarder, your pet won't just get adequate exercise, but also great time for socialization. For more information, contact a company like Thunder Ridge Kennels.

Focus On Pest Control

Your pet might be digging with a purpose. This is especially the case if you have some pest control issues in your lawn. Your dog could be on the hunt for prey. Look around your yard to see if there is evidence of animals burrowing in the yard, such as an animal hole.

Should you discover evidence, look for humane ways to keep them out, including a small fence. Don't look for chemical treatments or other toxic treatments as this isn't just dangerous for the animal you are trying to eliminate, but also your dog. If you can safely remove the animal, you may stop your dog's urge to dig.

Create A Designated Area

If you've tried everything you know and you just can't keep your dog from digging up your yard, consider creating a designated dig area. You can accomplish this by creating something similar to a sandbox. To build this contraception, you will only need a small number of items, including wood slats, tarp, and sand.

Ideally, you want to install the sandbox in an area of the lawn that the dog frequently digs in. To attract the dog to the area, place some of their toys inside to give them an idea that this is their space. Constructing this is fairly easy and offers a win-win situation because your dog gets to dig and you get to maintain your lawn.

You can stop your dog from digging up your lawn, it just might take some effort. Make sure you're working to resolve this issue.