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    Default Digging when nothing to dig

    Our boys have their crates to sleep in. They have no bedding because they chew it up. Anyway after, usually Gomer, goes to sleep for awhile (and after wife and I are asleep) he will get up and begin to "dig" in his crate as if he were trying to fluff it or dig for a cooler spot. And this can last for minutes. I will tell him to stop, or sleep, but he continues. I don't want to get loud for fear of "waking" him and Vince both. I am wanting to put some cushion in their crates for them but if he doesn't chew it I don't want him to tear it. I am going to try putting a cushion in the crates right before I put them in for bed, and fill their Kongs with peanut butter and carrots, hoping that will tire them out and fall asleep without destroying the bedding. Any ideas on the "digging" ?

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    Default Re: Digging when nothing to dig

    Here are some other great ideas for those long chews these ideas came from 2BullyMama
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    Marrow bones which you can get these from you local grocery store or butcher. They are sometimes over 8 or 9 inches long so I just ask for them to be cut into 4 or 5 inches; this way all the marrow is reachable for the pup.

    These are frozen and raw (front right), do not cook them. Just give right from the freezer, they last for hours and are also great for teething as the cold help with the pain. You can give it to them for as long as you want.

    Once the marrow is done, you can stuff with yogurt, peanut butter (front center) or cream cheese and freeze. I also leave them empty (back left) for a few days after peanut butter and let them just chew on the empty bone.

    It keeps them busy for hours and when done... they are exhausted and sleep for the next few hours. Very happy bully!
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    The 'digging' is actually them 'nesting'.... just trying to get comfy sort of how we flip pillows
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    We call it looking for snakes!
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    Default Re: Digging when nothing to dig

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    The 'digging' is actually them 'nesting'.... just trying to get comfy sort of how we flip pillows
    One of my bullmastiffs "nested" all the way through a very expensive comforter on my bed. I was ready to strangle her! So far, we haven't seen any evidence of Mabel digging.




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    Default Re: Digging when nothing to dig

    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    The 'digging' is actually them 'nesting'.... just trying to get comfy sort of how we flip pillows


    Bea always "digs" her bed before she lays down. Bo doesn't usually. She's never ruined a dog bed or dog blanket doing it.

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