They called me, asking how to stop the digging. I explained that stopping the digging would involve constant supervision while in the backyard, as well as keeping the dogs busy doing something else.
That's not the easiest thing in the world to do. Takes a lot of time, takes a lot of dedication.
Plus, these are Jack Russell's – they LOVE to dig!
Instead of asking the impossible, and denying the dogs one of their biggest thrills, I suggested we give them an appropriate place to dig. Just one hole, well marked, where the dogs were allowed to dig.
After some initial giggles (a digging hole for the dogs?!), they started thinking about how nice it would be to have just one hole.
Much to my delight, they emailed me some pictures of the girls in their new sandbox — it's the nicest one I've ever seen! The girls look happy, don't they?
Now we've got two happy dogs and a happy family. And one very happy trainer.