If you want to prevent your Yorkie from burrowing where you don’t want to, the following steps may help:
Give your Yorkie plenty of exercise
Giving your dog plenty of exercise reduces excess energy that Yorkies often have. They dig to release this accumulated energy. The more exercise your dog gets, the less likely he will want to dig. If your pet is digging because he’s bored, exercise can prevent that too.
Limit your Yorkie’s access to certain areas
Prevention is often better than cure and limiting your dogs’ access to certain areas is the most obvious and effective way to stop Yorkies digging. If your dog is not allowed near the garden or similar places, he cannot dig and cause damage to the gardens or lawns.
Plant sturdy flowers, vegetables, and plants
Some plants, flowers, and vegetables can resist the threat of digging. You can start planting these types of flowers, vegetables and plants. Planting roses is one way to do this because these flowers can defend themselves with their thorns and make your Yorkie think twice before approaching them.
Use buried chicken wire
This is a great way to prevent Yorkshire Terriers from burrowing. Just roll up the top layer of your garden grass. Next, place the wire netting under the grass. The chicken wire won’t be visible, and once your Yorkie tries and doesn’t dig, it will soon give up and won’t try to dig there again.
Assign a place to dig
In some situations, it is wiser to let your Yorkshire Terrier continue this activity. Assigning a digging spot is probably the best solution if your dog will be spending a lot of time in the yard or garden. When this digging area has been established, you need to ensure that your Yorkie only digs in this area and not elsewhere. The litter boxes can also be used as a dedicated area for digging. Monitor your Yorkies’ behavior and make sure they are only digging in the litter box. Praise your pet if he is using the litter box and correct your dog if he tries to dig in other areas. You can reinforce this by giving your dog a treat.
Digging and digging is a natural trait of Yorkshire Terriers due to the way they were originally bred in the past. It is difficult to stop this behavior. The above methods are some simple ways to solve the problem of how to prevent your Yorkie from digging and avoid frequent damage to your garden, lawn, and yard.