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When dogs aren't busy being man's best friend, they're out in the backyard digging up your prize flowerbed with a shifty expression on their face. Snowdog Guru provides helpful advice for larger breeds, like huskies, that are especially prone to digging: troubleshoot. If you have always been looking for an excuse to build a cutesy picket fence, here it is: Better Homes and Gardens recommends protecting flowerbeds with a low picket fence as a visual and physical barrier for dogs. A makeshift garden moat made with pinecone bedding is clever, crafty and quite uncomfortable for dogs' sensitive paws. Every rose has its thorn, and every dog will think twice about stepping in a flowerbed strewn with thorny rosebush clippings.

Canines do not like things "muy caliente." Discourage your dog from digging in your garden by sprinkling equal parts crushed red pepper and powdered mustard around the perimeter. This Redditor's anti-digging tip may be obvious, but it just makes sense: "I'd stop letting him go outside without supervision.
Your dog could be digging for any number of reasons — to beat the heat, to find pests or due to boredom. The Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them blog urges gardeners to embrace the digging and section off a special backyard dig pit where your pooch can dig to his heart's content.
Observe your dog to find out the underlying cause of nonstop digging, and maybe you won't need steps 2-10.

Walk your dog at least twice a day to deplete boundless energy reserves and make flowerbeds less tempting.

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