My beagle loves to dig holes ive tryed smacking him and putting pepper around the are but he still wont stop.
Ok he dosnt have a spde so i cant take it away, as for hot stuff <he enjoys it>. I dont think hes bored he makes me walk him every morning before school. We play when i get home and he has plenty of running room <hes outside all day and has plenty of toys and a 4 yearold boy to play with yet he still digs. And all the holes are near the house in the garden what should i do?
The answer of this problem depends on the situation.
Does your dog dig when he’s left alone in the garden?
Does he do it when no one’s around?
Does he do it even when you are around?
A digging dog is often a sign of that he’s bored. I have found out that chewing stuff and toys make a difference but most important is to catch the dog in the act. You should NOT smack your dog because it will not work. You should have taught your dog the "NO!" command long time ago. Use it.
If he digs when he’s bored you’ll have to try to stay around him for a while, say, in the garden chair enjoying reading the newspaper, perhaps, but out of playing & talking distance so he’ll get bored. And then, tell him, without shouting but in a strong voice "NO!" like you mean it, but again, no shouting. Try to say it again if he starts again. Dogs respect their owner but you might need to do this several times.
I have found the "NO!" command so great when going into other people’s houses, or when I take my dog somewhere. He looks around but maybe sniffs of something that he’s maybe thinking about playing with later. Let him know that it is nothing he is supposed to play with, that it is something that is OK to look at but no chewing or playing. Just say "NO!" when he sniffs it! Works like magic.