Spray To Keep Dogs From Pooping

Dogs are known for being man’s best friend, but they can also be a gardener’s worst nightmare! Pooping all over the lawn is a huge pain, especially when you’re trying to keep it looking nice.

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9 ways to keep your neighbor’s dog from pooping in your yard

Dogs are famous for their sensitive noses, and you can use that keen sense of smell to your advantage. If your yard smells unpleasant to dogs, they’ll be less likely to venture into your territory.

Here are some examples of strong scents that repel dogs:

  • Commercial dog-repellent sprays, which you can find online
  • Citrus trees, fruits, or juices
  • Rue plants
  • Citronella plants or oil
  • Garlic
  • Vinegar
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Ammonia
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spread one or more of these substances along the boundary of your yard to warn passing dogs to stay away. For the liquids (such as vinegar and rubbing alcohol), it’s usually enough to soak a few cotton balls and place those along the boundary.

    Note that many of these substances are toxic if the dog ingests them, so you have to be careful about where you place them. The goal is for these scents to keep dogs away, so they shouldn’t ever come close enough to eat the source of the smell, anyway.

    Scents to avoid: Some products designed to repel wildlife (such as raccoons, deer, skunks, or rabbits) contain the scent of coyote urine. Coyote urine might repel smaller animals, but it attracts dogs. If you use such a product and you have problems with dogs pooping in your yard all the time, discontinue use right away.

    Install motion-activated lawn sprinklers

    Did you know there are lawn sprinklers you can set to come on automatically whenever someone (or some-dog) steps foot in your yard?

    Before the neighbor’s dog can poop on your grass, a sudden jet of water will startle him and hopefully scare him off. Since it’s just water, it won’t hurt the pup at all. Motion-activated sprinklers ward off wild animals such as coyotes, foxes, and deer, too.

    Does this method sound right for you? Here are a few popular motion-activated sprinklers for you to consider:

    Most motion-activated sprinklers are easy to set up. All you have to do is stake them into the ground and connect them to the garden hose.


    How do you stop a dog from pooping in a certain area?

    9 ways to keep your neighbor’s dog from pooping in your yard
    1. Commercial dog-repellent sprays, which you can find online.
    2. Citrus trees, fruits, or juices.
    3. Rue plants.
    4. Citronella plants or oil.
    5. Garlic.
    6. Vinegar.
    7. Cayenne pepper.
    8. Chili powder.

    What smell stops dogs from pooping?

    Something that is generally very effective is vinegar – dogs seem to hate the pungent, acrid smell of vinegar, and its application in a few strategic locations may do the job. Another popular – although sometimes controversial – option is cayenne pepper or strong chili powder.