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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Polo trying to dig through the carpet

Seems like twice a day now Polo plants himself right in the middle of the living room and begins digging at the carpet.

It's not the spot where he sleeps, it's not even a spot that Samson "had his mishaps" on.... It's simply the middle of the living room where everyone walks and right in front of the TV everyone watches lol

He digs and digs and if we didn't stop him I fear I would be able to see China by looking down the hole in my living room floor...

So I'm concerned for the carpet and confused by his actions... If it were a lil dig in a spot he intended to lay down in I might understand but this a "big dig" like he wants to make a hole...

The carpet isn't very old either.... we had it replaced about two years ago so I KNOW that there is only concrete and padding under the carpet (probably with some unknown "dust bunnies" lol)

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-23-2004, 11:45 AM
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Sounds like there is a scent there provoking him. It doesn't necessarily have to be another animal's. Out of concern for the carpet I'd clean the spot with some sort of carpet shampoo and see if it makes a difference.
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If it continues, do you have a spot in the yard you could dedicate to Polo's digging?

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Deb, Tito did this when he was a pup. He would dig on his little doggie bed and on the couch and on the carpet. I would distract him when I would catch him and give him a toy. I still catch him doing it occasionally (once every few months or so) but he seems to be *over it* for the most part. I'm not sure why he was doing it... My big dog, Manto, loves to dig outside but he never did it in the house. Odd.

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Wanna know what happens if you don't notice the digging till it's too late?
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Oh gosh, I hope you can get him to stop. Rusty (rabbit) often tears at the carpet, but he's easier to control than a big dog like Polo. Keep us updated!


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The dogs do have a "digging pit" outside... Polo has yet to dig anywhere outside though.... we def stop him as soon as we see him doing it but those carpet pics are exactly what I'm worried about....

I may also try tossing a throw rug over that spot...

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That's not a carpet.. 8( That's my bed... LOL Odie was in so much trouble when I caught him! You should see him when I appeared and found him doing it was like "oh S***, hide!!!*

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My White Shepherd did that and my mom put a rug there and it stopped. hehe. But....I was sleeping one time and woke up to a hole in my carpet. That was Link though, and after he tore the carpet out he quit.

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My Lacey dug a hole in my kitchen carpet.It is under the table, thank goodness! It seems like she does it just to try and make it comfy for her.
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what i would suggest is cleaning the spot/area with a vinegar/water combo to get rid of ANY scents. who knows what's under there to HIM. then i would take some double sided tape and cover the area with it. dogs hate the feeling of their bodies sticking to anything, so this may help.
if all else fails, go get a darn rug.


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hmm my puppy digs on my futon too. i'd have to distract him but he goes right back at it

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