Some dogs dislike citrus smells, avoiding orange, grapefruit and lemon peels scattered around. Dogs also avoid chili peppers because the capsicum irritates their skin, particularly their noses. Soaking cotton balls in rubbing alcohol and leaving them in an area is also effective. Dogs dislike the smell of vinegar and ammonia, but because these substances also make effective weed killers, homeowners tend to seek out other measures to protect their lawns.Continue Reading
While the most effective item to keep a dog away is a fence, this is not always possible, so commercial dog repellents have different methods. Some capitalize on the natural tendencies of dogs to avoid citrus smells or chili peppers. Some use black pepper as well, which dogs also dislike. Other smell-oriented repellents target dogs that urinate or defecate in yards, masking the familiar smells that attract them to the area. Others target their sensitive hearing rather than their noses, emitting sonic and ultrasound waves that irritate them.
Dogs also avoid water sprinklers because they are frightened by the spray, noise and movement. Even if they grow used to the sight, many dogs still dislike being sprayed with water unexpectedly. Motion-activated sprinklers are particularly effective at deterring them. Dogs also dislike certain plants, such as lavender and coleus canina. Although dogs dislike garlic, the herb is also toxic to them and should not be used.Learn more about Dogs
Cayenne pepper, white vinegar, ammonia and citrus all emit strong odors that dogs dislike, making them good dog repellents. For outdoor use, sonic devices and motion-activated sprinklers can scare away wandering dogs.Full Answer >
To make a homemade dog repellent, HowStuffWorks recommends using either citrus, vinegar, cayenne pepper or ammonia to keep dogs out of the garden. Although the citrus and pepper are safe for use in the garden, gardeners must take special precautions when using vinegar and ammonia in flowerbeds.Full Answer >
Some common orange tree diseases, which are common to all citrus trees, include citrus greening, citrus canker and citrus black spot. Another disease that occurs in orange trees is sweet orange scab.Full Answer >
The exact procedure for registration depends on whether a dog owner is registering with the American Kennel Club registry, World Kennel Club registry or North American Purebred Registry. Purebred dogs can also be registered with the American Purebred Registry.Full Answer >