Dogs are adorable creatures and a man’s best friend. A lot of people love to keep them as pets, however at times they may become annoying too. Dogs possess a natural tendency of digging, chewing and sniffing everything around the garden and the house. They love to dig under the flower beds that you have planted so painstakingly. At times they will chew the slippers and shoes kept on the shoe rack and even destroy furniture and upholstery. Garbage bins too do not stand a chance against dogs because these are like treasure chests that they love to rummage through.
The good news is that just like mosquito repellents, you can use homemade dog repellents for the purpose of ensuring that your pet dog stays away from certain areas in your house. Homemade dog repellents are best because they are safe to use and are very effective in keeping dogs away from your precious flower bed or furniture. If your dog or puppy has the habit of chewing your shoes then you should spray them with a mixture of vinegar and lime juice. Dogs simply detest the smell of vinegar. Therefore they will avoid contact with items sprayed with vinegar solution.
If you want to keep your dog away from plants or potted plants and flowers then spraying vinegar on these directly will kill them. What you can do is cut out thin strips of blotting paper or coffee filters and soak them in white vinegar. After that, allow these to dry. Once they have dried completely, you can have them strewed around vegetables, plants, flowers, carpets, etc., to prevent your dog from invading such areas. If you do not want your canine friend to rummage in your dustbin or garbage can, mix together equal portions of oil and essential oils like Cinnamon oils, sour apple oils or eucalyptus oil and spray it on the surface of the bin or around it.
Are you tired of your dog chewing on your plants? In that case, simply sprinkle some chilli powder around them and watch your dog dart away from the plants. Mustard oil is another tried and tested dog repellent which is very effective. All you need to do is to spray them on the surfaces you want your dog to stay away from. If you leave peels of citrus fruits such as sweet lime, lemons and oranges in your garden area, dogs will stay away from it.