My dog digs. It's not to sharpen his claws. He is anxious. The older dad dog was fine for 1 yr, in his new home with me but then he decided to dig and destroy my entire sofa. He looked guilty and I saw him so I know he did this. I want to buy a new sofa, how do I ease his need to dig my sofa? He has toys and 2 beds. Is there an anti anxiety medication that would work??
This is perfectly normal for a 1 year old dog to be explorative, active, and want to use his tools for fun.
- Wear him out daily with lots of exercise. He's digging on the couch because it's fun and he isn't tired.
- Provide him with a location in which he can dig because he needs a healthy approved outlet.
- Sure you could dope him with meds instead of giving him proper care and attention... not. It's unlikely he is doing this because he has anxiety - it is much more likely he isn't getting a proper amount of exercise. Dogs need as much and usually more exercise than we do.
- Toss a dog blanket over the couch before he hops up.