Why Do Miniature Schnauzers Dig?

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Why do Miniature Schnauzers dig? While not every Schnauzer loves to dig, the desire to dig is most often instinctive behavior that reflects the breed’s origins as a ratter and vermin-hunter. Remember, your Miniature Schnauzer is closely related to the Terrier, one of the dog world’s premier breeds for hunting and digging out different kinds of vermin from their underground lairs. If your Miniature Schnauzer is digging just too much, one good way to indulge this instinctive behavior and burn off your pet’s extra energy is a toy like the iDig digging toy by iFetch. It lets you hide a treat in pockets under special flaps so you can challenge your Schnauzer to uncover the hidden “loot”. You can get the iDig at Amazon; here’s a video showing the toy in action.

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