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How to keep your dog out of your garden

Tips and tricks on how to keep your dog from digging up the flower beds.
Quilty Great Dane

Hi, I’m Jane. These days it seems like everyone has a dog and they’re always getting into trouble! My favourite place to be is in my garden but since I adopted my pup she’s found her way over there more than once. It was really hard to keep her out of the plants without hurting her so I went on the hunt for some new ideas! Here are five tried and true solutions that have worked wonders at keeping my pup out of the plants.

1. Use a motion sensor to set off the sprinkler when your dog enters the garden and is not too far back for the water to hit them. Dogs absolutely loathe getting wet, so this one will be sure to keep your pet out of your garden or at least minimize the damage they cause. This method also works well with kids, but you may need to replace the sprinklers more often…

2. Get an electric fence – it will keep your dog out of your garden without hurting him. The electric fence collar gives just enough zap to teach your dog that he is not allowed in the garden. It really works!

3. Holes in fences or walls can be a major problem for any dog owner. Dogs will tear through the smallest of openings to get onto your property, and if you’re not home they might even try to dig their way under. This is why it’s so important to fix up any holes as soon as possible. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can do this without spending too much money! One way to fix your fence if it’s falling apart is by using chicken wire. You just need to cut the mesh in squares that are slightly bigger than the hole, then attach them onto the fence with nails or string. That will keep all of your garden’s pests and furry friends out.

Chicken wire is often used to keep chickens in, but it can also be used on your fence to keep your dog out of the garden. The sturdy mesh will also prevent smaller animals like cats, rabbits and squirrels from getting in as well. And it’s easy to attach using string or nails.

4. If you’re looking for a natural way to keep your dog out of your garden, I have the perfect solution. Peppermint oil is a safe and effective way to make sure that your pup stays off of those plants. Here’s how it works: 

-Pour some peppermint oil on the ground where you want the dog to stay away from -The aroma will be strong enough for them to pick up on and avoid going near it in the future. Plus, this smell makes it a lot more pleasant for you to spend time outside as well! 

If you don’t have peppermint oil on hand, some household items can work as a replacement. Substituting with water or apple cider vinegar is a great way to make sure your dog stays away from the garden until your bottle of peppermint oil arrives. If these two options sound good to you, here’s what you need to do: – Fill a spray bottle with either water or apple cider vinegar – Shake it up and spritz the area that needs protection.

5. Try planting herbs instead of flowers – they won’t attract animals and they’ll be good for cooking too. It’s a little more complicated than just putting up a fence but it is worth the effort. The idea behind Herbst is that you create an environment where your dog expects not to have any fun and then they will avoid the area in question. You can do this by installing a barrier or by planting vegetation that dogs don’t like such as lavender, rosemary, thyme, lemon balm, peppermint and pennyroyal.

We hope these tips have helped you find a solution to your dog digging in the garden and we wish you luck on keeping them out. If not, let us know and we’ll be happy to help!

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