You might be facing problems like him/her chewing on furniture and shoes and/or digging up your plants. Let’s face it, you can’t always monitor their every move to prevent such accidents. So, what do you do? Have you considered homemade dog repellents?
Canines have a natural tendency to sniff. No wonder! They possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses, compared to about six million in humans. Sometimes dog need to chew so giving them good things to chew like Nylabones, Kongs, deer hooves or rope satisfies that need. But don’t let them chew these or any other things unsupervised. Dogs can dig around in your gardens but keep them occupied with mentally engaging games and daily exercise and watch the boredom melt. Definitely try preventative measures and training. You can give these ideas a try too.
Training and management work wonders
In fact and the best-case scenario is you teach you dog commands like “Leave it.” If you teach your dog this skill he will leave anything you want alone. If destruction happens when you are away, consider teaching the dog to enjoy time in a crate. You can also confine the dog to a room or use baby gates to keep your dog away until you can teach the dog the skills it needs. If your dog is destructive outside it may really benefit from more exercise and attention. You can also use manage undesirable digging in the garden by putting up 3′ rabbit fencing.
How to Make a Dog Repellent
Eucalyptus, cinnamon, or sour apple essential oils are a great way to keep your Rover from visiting garbage cans and other problem areas. Mix the oil with water and spray it all over the area you do not want your dog to visit.
Vinegar and Lime Juice
Dogs hate the smell of vinegar. Soak cotton balls in vinegar and spread them over the problem areas. Just make absolutely certain your dog cannot eat the cotton balls in the case that your dog actually likes vinegar. You can also mix vinegar and lime juice and spray it over the shoes. It might prevent your puppy from chewing them OR better yet just keep your shoes out of reach until the puppy is through the chewing stage! Problem solved.
Always remember training your dog, teaching your dog skills will be helpful the entirety of your lives together. If you feel frustrated and have some behavior issues consult with a positive trainer and they can teach you and your dog new ways of coping! Do yourself and your dog a favor and find a positive force-free trainer!