Let’s understand something about Labrador Retrievers. Digging is one of our main hobbies. Owners of Labrador Retrievers are forever asking the question, “How can I stop my dog from digging?”
In our old home, the soil was too rocky and glaciated for me to dig my way out successfully. In my new house I’m lucky because the soil is much softer and I can really dig down deep – and quickly.
My favorite places to dig are around trees and by the sides of our home, particularly in the nook of a corner where it was particularly shaded or hidden. Studying my habits, however, m mom Jane got pretty clever and decided to purchase chicken wire and to lay it under the dirt around the trees and in particular between the trees and the house, one of my favorite digging spots. On top of the dirt she placed small rocks to keep the dirt and the chicken wire down, and to make the area look a little more attractive; in some places she lay down slates as an extra deterrent.
Here is a photo of one of my favorite digging spots – of the past. If you look, you’ll be able to see the chicken wire sticking out. It was an excellent spot, in between a tree and a wall, until my mom outsmarted me.
Here is a photo of one of my favorite digging spots – of the past. If you look, you’ll be able to see the chicken wire sticking out. It was a good spot, hidden by the trees, until my mom outsmarted me.