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Join date : 2013-03-29

PostSubject: Digging problems   Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:17 pm

Athena is my first husky.
My husky problems are from my 5 month old digging. She digs up plants. She digs a trench along the fence line. I think she is trying to dig me a moat around the house.
I was advised that a shock collar might be my answer but I'm not so sure I agree. Do shock collars pay off with such a stubborn dog?
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Female Join date : 2013-05-07
Location : Orlando,FL

PostSubject: Re: Digging problems   Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Huskies are diggers it's in their nature.... You can train her to dig in a certain area, some people have sand boxes and have taught their huskies to dig in their (which is what I plan on doing)
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Female Join date : 2013-06-26
Location : Wisconsin

PostSubject: Re: Digging problems   Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:54 am

Loki hasn't gotten much into digging yet, but he likes to throw up the mulch. He seems to hate garden fabric, so he is "helping" me remove it. If he turns into a digger, then he will get his own area. I think that sound like the easiest solution once you know you have a big time digger on your hands. Sounds like you can train little digging out of them, but training a puppy really into to digging to stop would be hard. Is that possible for you?

Otherwise, another member in the garden fourm indicate they seem to hate new plants. I noticed this with him as well since he will give a little bite to existing plants, but tries to rip out the new ones. I have put little fencing around a couple new plants until they stablize and it has seemed to work.
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Female Join date : 2012-09-24
Location : Niagara Falls, NY

PostSubject: Re: Digging problems   Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:27 am

I agree with Kimberly, it's in their nature to dig. My hubby hates the fact that Lucian digs, but I've got him to only dig under my daughters swing set. It's just sand and dirt. I'd rather he dig there, then in the middle of the yard somewhere. I just rake the dirt back in the hole when he digs. I would just chase him off the grass, and tell him no if he was digging where I didn't want him to. He eventually figured out where I permitted him to dig.
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