If you prefer the natural ways to keep dogs out of your garden, then homemade dog repellent is for you. Nothing could be more natural than using plants you may even have in your garden now. Find out how you can easily turn ordinary household stuff and plants into a homemade spray, that will help keep dogs out of your garden.
Because it’s easier to just pick up ready-made pest repellents from stores, you may not notice that your home has the common ingredients needed to make insect and pest repellents. Dogs have a sense of smell that’s way stronger than humans, like a thousand times stronger. Find out how you can make a dog deterrent solution from common household stuff and plants in your garden.
How To Make Homemade Dog Repellent For Your Garden
These solutions all have one thing in common, they will smell so bad for your dog to leave your lawn and garden alone.
1. Citronella Oil Dog Repellent
It’s no secret that citronella is commonly used as an insect repeller. But did you know that dogs don’t like its smell too? Mix half a cup of citronella oil with 4 cups of water, and pour into a spray bottle. Spray the mix in places you don’t want your dog to go to for a week until the dog understands that it’s not allowed in that particular place.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar Dog Repellent
Why spend so much for ready-made dog repellent when most of these products use apple cider vinegar you can find at home? Make your own apple cider vinegar dog repellent with just a fraction of the price of store-bought repellents. For a stronger solution, just mix a cup of white vinegar with two cups of apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle. You can even use this to keep off dogs in areas inside your home.
3. Citrus Dog Repellent
While we love the citrus scent, dogs surprisingly dislike it. Mix citrus juice and the zest or scrapings from the fruit’s outer layer in a spray bottle to make dog repellent. You can also use citrus fruit peelings, cut them up into little pieces, and spread over areas in your garden you want the dogs to keep out. As an added bonus, aphids and ants will also stay away from the soil and your plants, with citrus peelings to block them out.
4. Garlic and Chili Pepper Dog Repellent
Mix a quart of warm water, a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid soap, chopped onions, garlic, and chili pepper. Leave it as is for 24 hours, then strain afterward. Pour it in a spray bottle. You can also use the pieces from the strainer for the same purpose by spreading them in areas you want dogs out.
5. Mustard Oil Dog Repellent
Dogs dislike the smell and taste of mustard oil. You can use it as it is by spraying in areas you wouldn’t want dogs in.
6. Chili and Black Pepper Dog Repellent
For a more effective solution, mix chili pepper powder or black pepper in oil instead of water. Oil can help release the active ingredient in peppers called the capsaicin. It’s the very thing that dogs are averted to.
7. Coffee Grounds Dog Repellent
Don’t throw coffee grounds or leavings right away. They can actually be reused as an effective dog repellent. You just have to spread them over areas you don’t want the dogs to disturb.
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Your homemade recipe will be more effective with frequent application, especially after heavy rains. One homemade dog repellent may not always work, but you can always switch to another one until you’ve got the right repellent that will indeed keep off your cutie critters out of your garden.
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