Dogs may dig due to under-stimulation. Ensure they get adequate daily exercise and enrichment.
Dogs dig to flush out potential prey like rodents or insects hiding underground.
Digging in dirt or sand can cool dogs off or provide a comfy nesting spot.
Some dogs dig to escape out of boredom or separation anxiety when left alone.
Dogs dig holes to bury their waste or create a spot to go to the bathroom.
Digging allows pregnant or nursing dogs to create protected spaces for their young.
Digging is an inherent behavior and natural dog instinct.