Posted: 19/07/2014 at 19:39
Having had gun dogs for most of my life, spaniels all of them, I put dog runs in the gardens I have had. Some dug the hell out of the dog runs, others made no effort to dig at all. I'd create a run for her and let her dig in that. It means there is no retraining, and the dog can follow it's natural pattern of behaviour. Some dogs whatever the breed just love digging. A dog run is an inexpensive solution and satisfies the needs of all. If she starts to dig when out of the run, then a stern NO, and put her straight in the run. She will soon learn where it is acceptable to dig and where not too. They are eager to please at her age, play to her need to please you, praise digging in the run, and no praise out of it.