Digging is a natural part of being a dog.
It’s how they explore the world around them, and it’s also how they keep their teeth healthy.
If your dog likes to dig, there are some simple things you can do to help keep them safe while still allowing them to satisfy this natural behavior.
Types of toys for dogs who like to dig
Dogs are curious by nature, and if they’re into something they will do it over and over again.
If your dog likes to dig, there are some toys that can help with this behavior.
There are many types of digging toys for dogs. Some of the most popular include:
- Bully sticks
Kongs are rubber toys that can be filled with treats or wet food to keep your dog occupied while you’re away from home.
You can also freeze them to provide an extra challenge for your pup!
Nylabones are another popular chew toy for dogs because they come in a variety of textures, sizes, shapes, and flavors (including bacon).
They’re made from nylon that is safe to eat but hard enough for dogs not to destroy quickly like softer toys tend to do when tufts begin poking out everywhere after one good chomp by your pooch!
Bully sticks contain essential nutrients for dogs. it also does a good job of keeping a dog’s teeth clean.
Did you know that bully sticks come from a bull’s male genitalia?
So if you don’t want any part of that image floating around inside your head (or anywhere else) then skip this entry altogether (just kidding).
Why do dogs like to dig anyway?
Dogs dig for a variety of reasons, including:
Searching for food
Your dog may be trying to find something tasty like a treat or a bone.
Exploring their environment
Does your yard have an active mole population? This could be why they’re digging in the cool dirt.
Trying to escape the house
Not every day is sunny and bright, especially when you live in Minnesota.
If you leave your dog outside during wintertime, there’s a possibility that he’ll try to dig his way back inside if he gets tired of the cold or if he’s just bored.
Making a nest
Some dogs like having cozy spots where they can rest their weary bones after playing fetch with themselves all day long! A nice little bed might just do the trick!
How & When To Best Use Digging Toys
The best way to use a digging toy is when you are not around to supervise your dog.
That’s because the main purpose of these toys is to keep your pup occupied while you’re busy doing other things.
Toys like this can be used in addition to other types of toys, too—you can stick them inside their cage or kennel if they have one, so they can play with it while they’re inside.
The truth of the matter is that your dog is just as susceptible to boredom as any human might be.
Whether it’s in the yard, or inside the house, toys for your dog are necessary for their overall well-being and can help prevent boredom and destructive behavior.