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Are Rottweilers excessive diggers?

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Question by dennis gibbs
Submitted on 2/13/2004
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Are Rottweilers excessive diggers?

Answer by Pepsi
Submitted on 2/17/2004
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We have a 9-month-old male Rot.  He has never had a digging problem.  The only time he ever did any digging was after the termite control people dug a small trench around my house to bury the bug poison.  We have two Great Danes that live behind us.  The 2 Danes and our Rot love to play with each along the chain link fence.  Our Rot will sit at the fence and whine because he wants to play one-on-one with the Danes.  Still, he has never tried to dug to get to the Danes.


Answer by Tosca
Submitted on 2/24/2004
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We live on 18 acres, mostly hillside.  Our two Rotties LOVE to dig.  There are moles that run through the property that attract the girls' attention.  They also love digging in the various compost piles (UGH!). As for digging under things, though, I've never seen them do that.  They also love rooting through the dirt with their noses.  Sometimes they are a real mess.


Answer by Tanisha
Submitted on 3/6/2004
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Usually dogs dig out of boredom. Get them a chew toy. My dog has been digging alot recently and i tried this. So far it has worked! You can also set a little place of land aside that they are allowed to dig in.


Answer by n2rotts
Submitted on 11/1/2004
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rotts like any other dog will dig out of boredom,why contribute to the problem why allowing them to dog elsewhere.Spend more time with your pet,do obed. work with him they r a working breed and love to work.Sounds to me like your dogs spends toooo much time outside by himself


Answer by Alexis
Submitted on 11/7/2005
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My Rottie turned two today and we have holes in various places around the yard. He is also a chewer. We bought a wooden futon frame and the arm rest was chewed the first day.


Answer by shyseyes
Submitted on 2/25/2006
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my rottweiler dug for the longest time till i got her a sand box and now she knows thats here area and that its the only thing shes aloud to dig up  after all i would rather have her dig in a sand box then have my yard like like a land mine


Answer by yello
Submitted on 7/14/2007
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rotties also dig a shallow pit to lie in when it is very hot out, if you can, get a kiddie pool or something for them.


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