Love My Dog - Love My Garden: Give Boomer his own designated digging spot?

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Love My Dog - Love My Garden

By kytnbabe
July 9, 2016

Boomer, my one-year-old German Shepherd dog, is always looking for work when he's outside. Unfortunately, he often likes to dig through one of my planters during the winter. By spring I realized I'd have to have a barrier on them to be able to plant flowers.

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lindastook
Jul 27, 2016 8:35 AM CST
Hi, I have had the same issue's with my Alaskan Malamute. He just loved to help cause he seen me dig, plant, smell the flowers and so forth. I purchased a large but short plastic pot, filled it half way full of just soil and let him dig away. Only because it is their nature to dig and to give him his own area (pot) made him totally satisfied to leave the others alone. I even transferred a few weeds for him to dig out and id replant them for him and make his day (mine too) for the smile and approval on his face and in his eyes was all worth it. Animals are actually no more complicated then a humans are. They look for approval in their activities just as we do. It builds character, trust and bonding.

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