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7/13/12 6:46 P

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I am glad that you have someone to help you because you can sit in the emergency room forever. Sorry that had to happen. Hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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Well, just got home from the doc's office. I have a severe ankle sprain and a feactured tibia.

Since I have no insurance, I have to sit at Shands ER tomorrow and wait to have a cast put on. My SIL works there, so she's going to call me when there aren't too many people in there. I love having someone on the inside!!

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I sure hope you're doing ok. emoticon

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It was a hole they had previously dug that I filled back in. I guesss the sand was too soft and not packed in well. But yes., it was a hole they dug.

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Oh no! Was it a hole? I hope you have a speedy recovery. Sorry. Good luck at the doctors. emoticon

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Well, they got me. I fell and either sprained my ankle or broke by long bone in my leg. Of course, I had already filled the hole back in. But I was doing my nightly walk around the yard to get my 2 miles in, and I stopped to come in and get my water. My right ankle rolled and I screamed, and then my left ankle gave completely away and I felt all a lot of tearing and couldn't put any weight on it. Dinah was in the shower, so after rolling around on the ground screaming for a few minutes, I crawled up the concrete steps and onto the porch and into the weight room and then into the house. Then Dinah heard me screaming and crying and helped me.

I am going to wait until the morning to go see my doc and get an x-ray. I have a brace here - I am not graceful and this is nothing new for me.

Well, tomorrow I will find out if it's broken or just a sprain.

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One of the things I have use with dogs is fill the hole up and put a little poop in it. That stops that hole. However they will dig again. It is natural. An article I read was to give them sand to dig in.

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It almost seems like they know what your doing. They sound very intelligent. I have to be careful what I say around my dog because he understands words. My children disagree but I know he does. emoticon

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I am on a poo-finding mission today. Sounds like a blast, doesn't it?

My dogs are inside most of the time because it's too hot outside in the summer. I just gave our border collie a haircut and am thinking of shaving him even further.

I seriously think they do it because they are rebellious teenagers! LOL

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I've found that it really depends on why they are digging holes. Some will dig large holes just to lay in and cool off. Others just like to dig small holes all over the place. They're bored and are just looking for something to do. Filling the holes with their poo works pretty good with this type of digger. With the ones that dig the big holes to lay in, we make sure that they get put back in the house when they get too warm. Our biggest boy, Odie, spends a good part of the day in the house. He doesn't like the heat at all. He'll dig a hole half way to China if left outside. The only other option is to concrete the entire yard. Believe me, we've thought about it but an acre of concrete would cost a fortune. emoticon

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It really did work on my dog. I never heard of it before
the dog trainer told us to do this. He did say however that it did have to be the guilty dogs poo. I guess they don't want to touch it.
Let me know if you are able to do it. I never had to use it on any other dog. emoticon

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The only thing I can think that he would be chasing down are lizards and skinks - we have them in the hundreds, and they hide from the dogs under the porch. I wasn't sure if he was OCD or not. He does like to catch bugs when they are flying around, but this is just ridiculous.

I think he's secretly trying to make us fall down the steps so we have to stay home and never leave him. He's kind of a velcro-dog sometimes... unless he did something bad, then he sits waaaay back in the yard and just watches you.

My mother jokingly suggested we use our own poo if we couldn't find any of the dogs'!!

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Jacki, I never heard that putting poo in the hole would stop them from digging in that area. I would try it though in the hopes that it would work. Do you have other animals that cross your yard at the porch. He could be digging for something. My little girl gets excited with another animal comes into the yard. She wants to get rid of them. If I would let her out then she would chase them down the road

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Well, I think I am going to have to feed the dogs some ex-lax (just kidding). I mowed day before yesterday so there is nothing to find outside. BOO!

Looks like I officially start the hunt for the elusive poo... maybe by the weekend I can fix this. Max is in the house just hanging his head in shame. All I did was say "what did you do" when I came home and he ran outside and into the fields... that's when I saw the damage.

I'll let you know how it goes.

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The dog trainer said to recover it with soil so I hope you don't smell it. My dog does the same thing always goes along the back fence. How polite of them, emoticon

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Oh yay! That sounds like so much fun. Well, it's really hot out there so I guess the smell might put him off - and me off my lunch.

I will try it, if I can find where they poop. My dogs are super efficient when it comes to that matter. They only poo along the fenceline underneath the bushes. (Is that weird?) So we never step in poo. Best thing about them!!

Thank you, I appreciate the advice. I know weird things work for weird dogs and I can see how this would deter him.

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I know this may sounds gross, but years ago we had a dog that kept digging. I was taking him to a dog trainer at that time and asked him what to do about the digging. He told
me to put his dog poop in the hole and cover it up. I did this and it did work.
Maybe it will work for you. emoticon

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Okay, I've watched Caesar Milan, I have read all the books that say this is natural, but my dog always digs a MASSIVE hole at the bottom of our steps to go outside. This makes the steps unstable (concrete, but the dog is digging partially under them), and the railing practically falls down when you touch it - which is going to make someone fall butt over tea kettle.

So every week I am raking dirt back into the hole and tryingto get it all packed in and such. I had tried the following:
- Ammonia
- Hot Sauce
- Black Pepper
- Some weird dog product (like Stay-Off or something).

AND I EVEN HAVE A BIG DIRT HILL MY DOG CAN DIG IN ALL DAY LONG, he just doesn't like to dig there because we don't rake it all back into the hole.

And he knows he did a bad, because he hides in the back yard behind a tree every time he does it. That's how I KNOW it was him. He admits his guilt, buthow can I deter him. I have to put down a mesh gate over the dirt now so he won't dig again.

Until the next time...

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