I took the advice of Ronni Blanken, an Aussie lover from Florida in the Australian Shepherds Lovers Facebook Group and bought a couple of 16-ounce containers of cayenne pepper from Sam’s Club this afternoon.
I sprinkled a pound of the stuff around the perimeter and in the places where Dora has been digging in the yard, then sent her outside to experience it.
She seemed very interested in it, poked around and licked it, eventually coming back onto the back porch for a big drink of water.
Then I let Jack out and the two of them investigated the new substance thoroughly before retiring to the back porch for an afternoon nap.
Digging seems to have subsided, but only time will tell.