Text from Dog: Technique is important

Text from Dog: Technique and speed are important when digging snow.


To dogs, snow is irresistibly diggable. It’s so… there.

As in, “Why did you climb that mountain?” “Because it was there.”

For dogs, digging is immensely rewarding; it is less about the destination than the journey.

There’s the added benefit that snow digging is not actively discouraged. Unlike dirt and mud digging, which can have shampoo-related consequences.

Thus, a yard full of endless excavation opportunities is a gift to be savored while it lasts, as my dogs crater the yard with a whole lot of holes.

Why do you think dogs like to dig?

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  1. Daisy says:

    That’s such a great photo!! The snow that this blizzard left behind gave pups lots of fun opportunities for digging and playing. It was too deep for Daisy – way over her head – but she liked biting at the freshly fallen snow, apparently she thinks it’s one giant snowcone! 😉

    • Thanks. The snow was above Tucker and Lilah’s heads; they had to follow Jasper through the snow because he was tall enough to make some trails. Even then it got so deep, I had to make trails for them.

  2. easy rider says:

    we know (sure know) that there is a treasure under the snow/dirt/flower bed/lawn … sadly humans are impatient and will not wait till we find it :o)

  3. jan says:

    Tasty morsels lie beneath…always beneath…

  4. It might take you a while to find the dirt! 🙂

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