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How to stop dog marking outside

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How to stop dog marking outside

Whats a good outside deterrant to stop neighbours digs from marking, We have a hot tub that constantly is getting marked on. We don't live in the city, so it could be anyones dog.

Is there a spray a person can use. I keep wiping off the areas but it seems to just get worse. Im sure other stuff in our yard is getting marked as well, but this I notice since it is on our deck and see it al the time
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Other than the "barrier" option, I can't think of anything that will stop a male dog from marking territory. So that means a fence of some kind. In summer, you can try the motion detecting water sprayers. http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index ... MUQAvD_BwE

A bizarre suggestion that I've never had the opportunity to suggest... plant prickly ash, it is a thorny thicket-forming shrub that will deter anything (humans included). We had this at the rural property we owned, and nothing would go near it. Native plant, host to a specific butterfly (forget which one).
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smacd wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 5:55 pm
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Don't have one, don't want one
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OttawaGardener wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 6:01 pm
Other than the "barrier" option, I can't think of anything that will stop a male dog from marking territory. So that means a fence of some kind. In summer, you can try the motion detecting water sprayers. http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/index ... MUQAvD_BwE

A bizarre suggestion that I've never had the opportunity to suggest... plant prickly ash, it is a thorny thicket-forming shrub that will deter anything (humans included). We had this at the rural property we owned, and nothing would go near it. Native plant, host to a specific butterfly (forget which one).
Bushes wont work, the hot tub is right on our deck, I thought there might be some sort of spray that dogs may not like. Once one marks others will as they now have made it their territory.
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WikkiWikki wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 6:31 pm
Bushes wont work, the hot tub is right on our deck, I thought there might be some sort of spray that dogs may not like. Once one marks others will as they now have made it their territory.
Mark your territory. Pee on it

Seriously. Have you considered one of those high pitched noise generators?
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Gee wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 6:51 pm
Mark your territory. Pee on it

Seriously. Have you considered one of those high pitched noise generators?
Like those things you use for mice?
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WikkiWikki wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 7:17 pm
Like those things you use for mice?
Yes, the same ones. It should keep dogs away as well. Doesn’t really work on mice

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Feb 11th, 2018 8:07 pm
Cayenne pepper
Sprinkled around the area?
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WikkiWikki wrote:
Feb 11th, 2018 11:20 pm
Sprinkled around the area?
Doesn't work well in snow and will get blown away. If you want to use pepper, it is best to use a perforated container.
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Gee wrote:
Feb 12th, 2018 1:28 am
Doesn't work well in snow and will get blown away. If you want to use pepper, it is best to use a perforated container.
Ill try that and raid the wifes pantry

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