|Barked: Mon May 20, '13 8:51am PST |
|It's because he was bred for digging! Dachshunds were originally used as hunters, and the smooth-coated ones specifically for going into burrows to hunt badgers and rabbits. Their claws are excellent for digging out the burrows sufficiently so they can get inside.
Your Doxie is acting on instinct that is a part of his ancestry. You should try letting him find ground squirrels or gopher holes if you have any near you.
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