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Digging, grass eating and dirt eating

Diesel too is on the "Dig and Munch" band wagon.


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Yes I'm there when he does it. A few times I let him out and watched from the window. Even when we take him to a very large fenced in area he'll run for awhile then start in with the grass pulling and dirt eating. He's a pain in the butt but I still love him!!!!

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My previous Golden, Lucky, went through a hole digging phase- We just planted bushes and trees in his holes when he wasn't looking. He gave up pretty quickly when he found his holes gone and something else there.

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Thank you all! Glad to here he's just like the rest of the crowd!!!!

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I'm sure Casper does it for attention. He's got one hole. It's in direct sight of the kitchen window. He knows if I go inside and he digs at the hole, I'll come back and tell him to stop it. They he'll run off and get the zoomies. Major game.


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was anyone talking about digging dogs? well.... here's my "daily routine" .. not caring about weather or anything else unimportant as that


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This is a big issue for my two ten week old goldens. They don't want toys-just want to dig in the dirt and eat grass!
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Duke is 2 years old and does this non-stop. I try distractions and he's getting plenty of attention. He constantly is putting twigs, rocks, yucky poo, whatever in his mouth. It doesn't matter if he's getting attention or not. I just don't let him out unattended because I think he's an obstruction waiting to happen which scares me...


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Murphy was two this past April. Most of this behavior is in the past. He does it once in awhile but all in all he is an absolute angel! They are such pain in the butts when young but oh so worth it!

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Mine does this too!
I pick my battles too and feel that if I never let him off lead in the back garden it just becomes a huge issue and neither of us have fun! I let him do it somewhat. Then try the distraction/training. He'll come with me and play but he's soon back to his hole!! I think it's a golden habit, don't worry too much. It could be a lot worse than grass, mud and poop!!

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