Dogs tend to scratch the ground for a variety of reasons. They usually scratch becuase it is fun and thus it helps relieve boredom.
In extremely hot or cold conditions dogs may dig a hole in the ground to help control their body temperature. Sometimes though dogs simply scratch the ground to prepare their own bed before taking a rest.
A dog may also scratch the ground or dig holes in order to hide food or toys from other animals.
Some breeds, especially terriers, tend to dig more than other breeds. This is because terriers normally find their prey digging the soil and grass fields.
There are many ways to stop your dog from scratching and digging. if your dog has a digging problem. You can try some of the following tips.
As a pet owner there are various activities you can engage in to help keep your dog happy and thus relieve its urge to dig. You should regularly take it for a long walk and spend time playing games with it.
Doing this helps your pet burn more energy through walks and play. It increases not only the dogs happiness, but also its overall health. By having a happier, less bored, pet you also effectively reduce unwanted digging behaviour.