Some pet owners swear by cayenne pepper as a natural way of keeping dogs away from their plants. While it’s not harmful to animals, the smell is unpleasant enough to deter them from digging or chewing on your property. If you want to give this solution a try, here’s an easy recipe for making your own dog repellent.
- 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup dish soap (I used Dawn)
- 1/4 cup white vinegar
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil (canola and olive oil work, too)
- 1/4 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
This recipe is simple, but it can be applied in many ways.
- Mix ingredients together and spray on lawn.
- Apply directly to dog’s paws as he walks across the lawn or as you hose off his feet. If a spray bottle isn’t available, dampen your hand with water and rub some of the mixture between your fingers before wiping them on his pads (this will help him recognize that it doesn’t taste good).
- Apply to end of dog’s nose while he eats so that he associates what’s good for him (food) with what tastes bad (cayenne pepper). Gently touch his nose at every mealtime until he associates the burning sensation with eating something bad for him, then stop doing this once he understands what you are trying to teach him.
- Spray into ears after bathing or swimming if desired; again, use caution when spraying anything near an ear canal! This is not typically necessary unless you see fleas or ticks in your pet’s hair around an ear fluff area—these pests tend not only like dark crevices but also high humidity areas where their eggs might survive better than elsewhere on a body surface.* Apply liberally enough so that there is some residual wetness left over after drying (the cayenne oil acts as both repellent AND deterrent).
Cayenne pepper helps keep dogs away.
Cayenne pepper is a natural insect repellent and flea repellent that can help keep dogs away from your yard.
Cayenne peppers are hot chili peppers. They come in many varieties, but all contain capsaicin, an active ingredient that creates a burning sensation when it comes into contact with skin or mucous membranes. This makes cayenne peppers an effective deterrent for insects such as mosquitoes and horseflies, which find the heat unpleasant and go elsewhere to bite people or animals instead. It also repels other types of biting pests like ticks, chiggers (ticks belonging to the mite family), spiders and lizards.
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Now that you know how to make a cayenne pepper spray, you can get started creating your own dog repellent. Remember, this homemade recipe is best suited for protecting certain areas of your garden or yard from dogs. But if you simply want to keep dogs away from your front door or patio area, then it’s a good solution.