Watching a canine desecrate your yard in any fashion makes it difficult to regard dogs as “man’s best friend .” The creature is doing what dogs do naturally, and that which his owner permits. Unfortunately, thoughtless individuals occasionally permit a pet to misbehave, which teaches the animal that the actions are okay. Home remedies may sometimes keep a neighbor’s dog from your lawn, but results are inconsistent. Repellents are often a gamble and only work under certain conditions. You might want to resort to creative originality to solve the matter.

Go to the offending dog’s owner. Inform him generously about the animal’s unacceptable behavior. Explain that you want to solve the matter amicably. Do not be belligerent. It’s possible and understandable that the dog’s transgression might have been a single isolated incident. The owner might even be mortified to learn that his pet is a neighborhood nuisance. Convey well the way the dog’s actions are negatively affecting your house and your life. Provide a helpful reminder regarding local leash laws. Do not threaten actions, legal or otherwise. If the dog reappears, contact area animal control authorities.

Fence your house if local authorities cannot make your neighbor maintain his dog from your lawn. This expensive option isn’t for everyone. Even low, cheap do-it-yourself fencing panels might deter some dogs. Consider electric wire fencing if there are not any children that may come in contact with it in your area.

Surround your perimeter with sturdy thorny or prickly shrubs or plants, which add value to your house. As you are going to need to protect new plantings until they’re well recognized, the outcome will be a practically impenetrable fortress.

Spread 1-inch chicken wire over recently seeded beds to protect them from propagating dogs. Seedlings will grow up through the wire easily. Lay wire over all exposed garden soil. Cover it with attractive mulch. Construct cages from the wire to guard individual specimens or small place plantings.

Eliminate interesting odors from your lawn. Spay your female dog so that her pee won’t bring in males. Pick up and dispose of your dog’s droppings promptly. They command investigation by other dogs. Feed your yard and gardens with substances devoid of animal products such as fish emulsion, bone meal and blood meal. They can entice canines to your lawn.

Feed your own pets inside to prevent pulling neighboring canines. If you must feed pets outside, take food and water dishes inside whenever they finish eating. Clean up beneath bird feeders daily, especially suet feeders. Store pet and bird dishes inside. Keep tight lids on your trash cans.

Remove standing water so the neighbor’s dog wo not have a reason to look for a drink in your lawn. Do not over-water gardening or lawn areas to prevent excess pooling water.

Install a comparatively inexpensive electronic scarecrow sprinkler. These devices are motion triggered when insects invade. Invading pests are astonished with a thorough dousing, night or day. The sudden powerful burst of water quickly sends dogs packing, frightening most of them enough to keep them off from the lawn permanently.

Establish several small wood mouse snap traps in areas where you have found dogs digging or other desecrations. The sudden loud snap startles dogs enough to chase them off. Duplicate as necessary. Do not use rat trapsthat are big and powerful enough to injure a dog and may also break bones.

Assist dog walkers who allow pets to drop landmines in your lawn. Supply plastic bags, leaving no excuses for walking away from a stinky pile on your yard. Buy a low-cost, sunny plastic garbage can and line it with a plastic garbage bag. Tape some plastic supermarket shopping bags to the opposite side of the can. Compose a message with permanent marker on the front of the can. Something such as, “Did your dog forget to bring a bag? Take you, please” might prompt someone to take advantage of your kind hospitality.

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