Asked by: Dimitra Tabachnik
asked in category: General Last Updated: 18th January, 2020

What can I spray on my yard to keep dogs from digging?

Use citronella oil
Garden Season recommends mixing a half cup of citronella oil with four cups or water and putting it into a spray bottle. They recommend spraying the mixture wherever you do not want your dog to dig for a week or until your dogs gets in the habit of avoiding these areas.

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Besides, why do dogs dig holes in the backyard?

They could be lacking certain minerals in their diet, and dig holes in the hope of finding them in the soil in your yard. Terrier breeds are natural hunting dogs, and will instinctively dig in the ground for prey or food. Your dog may be digging a hole to stash away food or items of shelter.

Secondly, what scent will keep dogs away? Smells That Repel Dogs

  • Citrus. Nearly all dogs dislike the smell of citrus, whether it's oranges, lemons, limes or grapefruit.
  • Chili Pepper. Capsaicin, the chemical that puts the spice in chili peppers, is irritating to a dog's sensitive nose.
  • Vinegar.
  • Mothballs.
  • Ammonia.
  • Rubbing Alcohol.

Secondly, can you use cayenne pepper to stop a dog from digging?

Although not guaranteed to work for all dogs, sprinkling cayenne pepper or ground black pepper on your lawn might make your furry pal think twice about digging in it. Sprinkle the pepper in areas that your dog frequents. If he continuously digs up the same areas, shake some pepper in the holes to deter your dog.

Does vinegar stop dogs from digging?

Dogs do not like the smell of vinegar, so it may stop your dog from digging. Simply make a 50/50 mixture of vinegar and water and spray in the spots where your pets dig. Some dog's drive to dig will make them push past the unpleasant scent—and some dogs won't be bothered by vinegar at all.

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