Making homemade dog repellent supports our claim that dogs are man’s best friends. Dogs or puppies are sometimes nuisances but they are also lovable. Like humans, when puppies are starting to have teeth, they need to have something to chew. Home furniture, plants, and toys are puppy targets. As a pet owner, you would like to insure that your pets would not be harmed with ready-made repellent available in the market. This is where the idea of how to make your own dog repellent comes in.
There are a number of ways on how to keep away dogs from things you cherish most. You may choose which one is appropriate to your pet. Cayenne pepper, vinegar, fresh lemon, ammonia, and rubbing alcohol are noted as dog repellent. When combined with water and sprayed on the target areas, dogs are likely to keep away from the place.
To make your own dog repellent, the following steps may help:
- Find out the areas that are most likely frequented by your pet. They may be your furniture or garden vegetables and flowering plants.
- Make an attempt using one kind of repellent for your pet. If it is not effective, try the others until you find the most effective repellent.
- In using cayenne pepper as a dog repellent, take one part cayenne pepper and mix it with ten parts water. The ratio is preferred because too much cayenne ruins the furniture or plants in the garden. After the spray, the area is covered entirely so that the pet can be kept away from eating or chewing any part of the sprayed portion. Another method of using cayenne pepper as dog repellent is using its powder to sprinkle around the place where the dogs should keep away. Dogs find the capsicum in cayenne pepper very irritating to its nose, eyes and throat. Hence, they will not go near the protected place.
- Observe the pet. If the cayenne pepper seems not to work and the pet still loves to go to the prohibited area, try another solution.
- Make a vinegar solution to replace cayenne. This time the ratio would be five parts water and one part vinegar. Again spray the area to be protected. It would only be a light mist but should cover all the protected areas. Another way of using vinegar is by soaking coffee filter papers and drying it under the sun. Once dried, cut the papers in narrow strips and scatter along the perimeter of the protected area. Dogs hate the potent smell of vinegar and will go away from the place where the smell comes from.
- Observe again its effects. If the pet is not affected at all, try doing another one such as rubbing alcohol dog repeller or dog repellent. The recipe is the same as the vinegar. Soak a stack of coffee filter paper and spray the dried strips onto the protected area. Dogs do not like the smell of alcohol.
- If these repellents still fail, substitute ammonia for vinegar in the recipe. All the other procedures are the same. Dogs hate the smell of ammonia.
Dogs are different from each other. Some don’t mind vinegar or cayenne pepper. But they hate ammonia or alcohol. By trying the above recipes one after the other, the appropriate repellent may be discovered and you will not have problems in keeping your dog off your loved area.