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Dog repellent: what are the natural ways to keep dogs away?

Even if you love your dog above all else, some attitudes are not always pleasing. This is the case when the dog soils the house or the garden with its urine and poop every day. This quickly accumulates in the garden if we are not careful. This plague is even worse when you don't have a dog but the neighbor's dog comes to relieve itself in your flowerbeds. To keep small and large dogs away, there is a natural solution: dog repellent.

Natural dog repellents: serious advantages

Specialized shops offer various repellents that help to scare dogs away so that they go and do their business elsewhere. These are effective and environmentally friendly solutions, which is very important. But they can be quite expensive. The only solution is to make your own magic potion to keep dogs away.

Sulfur to keep dogs away effectively

The smell of sulphur is not the most pleasant thing in the world. No dog gets used to it, and that goes for cats too. Every few days, it is necessary to sprinkle sulphur flower powder, which can be purchased in large garden and DIY stores, on places where dogs are too busy to do their business.

Prepare a homemade repellent to keep dogs away

You don't have to be a chemist to make a dog repellent from natural products that are known to work. Here are a few good ideas that will keep dogs from pawing (and worse!) at pretty planters or even kitchen furniture.

Potted citrus wedges

It's a real treat, yet dogs hate this natural repellent potion, which is made by cutting up various citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, lime, bitter orange, orange and tangerine. All that's left to do is to place small jars filled with mixed citrus wedges in strategic locations. The dog won't like the smell at all, but his owner will be charmed by this olfactory delight. When they no longer smell anything, just replace the old citrus wedges with freshly cut ones to continue enjoying this well-deserved tranquility.

Lemon juice spritz

After collecting the acidic juice from a few lemons and pouring it into a spray bottle, a few squeezes are all it takes to generously distribute the lemony scent that canines don't like. It also works with freshly squeezed grapefruit.

An association of essential oils

We can take advantage of the synergy of plants to keep dogs away from places we want to spare them from their assaults, whether inside or outside the house, such as the threshold of the entrance, the porch, the edges of bay windows, flower beds, the terrace, tree trunks, etc. Five drops of each of the following essential oils can be added to 500 ml of water: Bitter Orange, Peppermint, True Lavender, Lemongrass and Eucalyptus. This mixture is to be sprayed where the dog has the annoying habit of relieving itself.

Finally, pure white vinegar as well as crushed and macerated garlic are to be sprayed directly on the dog's passages. It is very effective. Other solutions have certainly proven themselves.

Everyone sometimes discovers by chance what can keep dogs away without having to resort to chemicals. The goal is not to harm the environment, but just to keep one's living space clean and healthy, free from the really unbearable odors of urine and excrement. A very legitimate wish that deserves to be respected by pet owners. Moreover, it is useful to remind here that a dog must be educated and that his owner must not let him roam at will.