Dog owners are always looking for a good solution to dog chewing and digging. Check out this homemade dog repellent that really works. Dogs dislike these smells so they work well as a natural dog repellent.
If you have a dog, or if you’re thinking about getting one, then you know that the most frustrating aspect of having them is trying to train them not to chew on your furniture or dig in your yard. It’s especially hard with new puppies because they don’t know any better yet.
There’s no need to worry though! I’ve found an easy way for people who love dogs but also want to protect their things – homemade dog repellent spray that works well!
All it takes is a few simple ingredients (you probably already have these at home!) and just 10 minutes of your time. You can even make this DIY dog deterrent spray as strong or weak as needed depending on the size of the area needing protection from your pup.
Check out these tips to keep a new puppy or dog out of your garden and from destroying your plants. You may also want to try Dog Not Here Spray if you want a puppy deterrent spray.
- 1 ½ cups of cold or lukewarm water.
- 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar.
- 20 drops of essential oil with a citrus scent.
Non-natural option: Hydrogen peroxide
Although hydrogen peroxide doesn’t have an unpleasant smell for humans, dogs find it incredibly uncomfortable and irritating. Mix one part hydrogen peroxide with one part water into a spray container. Spray the homemade dog repellent solution onto your bed or sofa and wipe with water after 30 minutes. When it comes to darker fabrics, we recommend doing a patch test beforehand to avoid discoloration.
How to keep a dog off the couch
When a dog accidentally pees or poops on a hard floor, it’s not that difficult to clean. When it occurs on textiles such as upholstery, cleaning it can prove more difficult. Are you looking for a DIY couch defender? Keep reading here to discover how to keep dog off couch when not home.
These dog repellents are recommend specifically when trying to stop a dog from urinating or defecating on your sofa or bed:
Apple Cider Vinegar
|Use:||Indoors and outdoors|
|Ingredients:||Apple cider vinegar, white vinegar|
The combination of these two kinds of vinegar may be strong, but it’s effective. Place the ingredients in a spray bottle, and shake it to mix them. Spray any areas indoors and outdoors, using caution to not spray any live plants.
Apple cider vinegar is found in many store-bought dog pee repellents, so it makes sense that this would be a good ingredient choice for a homemade one.
|Use:||Indoors and outdoors|
|Ingredients:||Coffee grounds, water|
Instead of throwing those coffee grounds away each day, spread them throughout the area in your yard that you don’t want your dog to disturb.
To get the most out of this method, it can be combined with citrus peels or lemon juice to keep dogs and other animals away too. But since the caffeine in coffee is toxic to dogs, you should use this method with caution. Make sure the grounds are pressed firmly into the dirt, and none of it is easily accessible for dogs to eat.
What can I spray on carpet to stop dog from pooping?
What scent will keep dogs from peeing on carpet?
Garden and Happy suggests adding a few drops of any citrus-scented essential oil, like citronella, orange, eucalyptus, or lime to your vinegar and water spray solution.