Q. How can I stop the dog digging up the garden?

Dog is being a dog… this is a very healthy activity and your dog is really more important than your garden. However you can give him somewhere to dig as an alternative. Place a load of river sand in a pile to one side of the lawn. This will become a play area for the dog to dig and roll. The sand is good for the soil and his coat and sand will fall out easily unlike the garden dirt. If you like a showcase garden then concentrate on the front garden, as your dog matures your backyard will improve again.