How do You Stop a Dog from Digging?

Stopping a dog from digging can be an effort in futility since it is imbedded in their nature to do so. They can be trained over time to stop digging or for a faster approach you can place physical barriers to prevent their access to the target of choice. We placed chicken wire over the ground in our flower beds and then covered it with a light decorative bark. After a day or two of frustration our little digger gave up.