The good news is that it's actually pretty easy to provide our dogs with opportunities to dig! Sand, soil, leaves, gravel, snow...The options are plentiful. Make it a goal to visit a place where your dog is allowed to dig a few times a week if you can. When your dog has regular opportunities to meet this natural drive, they'll be less likely to dig in areas that we have deemed "off-limits." It's also fantastic physical exercise and a benefit to mental health, too.
You can even teach your dog a cue to dig. Here's how I do it:
And there you have it. My case for letting your dog dig! 🙌🏼