First, supervise the dog in the yard (until she stops the digging behavior), and train her not to dig. If she starts digging, you or your grandson should say her name and then say, “No dig.” Immediately call her to you. Do not give her a treat until you give her a second command. Ask her to “sit,” then say her reward word, like “bingo,” so she knows she did what was asked, and a treat will follow. Introduce other training while in the backyard to keep her mind distracted and busy.
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