Hi--- I'm new here- obviously- and we're new to GSP's. Our 6.5 month-old girl is doing great on the training basics , but she's getting a bad habit of digging to China in our back yard. Does anyone have any advice for this? Our lab wasn't a huge digger, so we're not used to it. Is it just a boredom thing, maybe? I'd love to hear anyone's experiences on this- any advice is much appreciated! Thanks-
There is already a thread on digging that you might find helpful. Last post was in January on page 12 of the General Discussion area. Or you can search on the word, Digging, and scroll down to the post. I think you will find some helpful suggestions in that thread.
The one that worked for me was putting poop in the hole. They wouldn't go back and dig that hole, but they always seemed to find another place to dig in the yard. I gave them an area that was their digging zone and that helped. The other thing that caused mine to dig was when they were after a lizard, mouse, rat, etc. So your pups natural hunting instinct may also be coming into play.
Good luck and welcome to the forum.
Bev and the Pointer Sisters (Belle and Halo)