How to make a dog stop eating plants??

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  1. TheBip

    TheBip Young Pine

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    Jude, my sisters' puppy (shes about 10 months old) likes to eat my plants. She ate half my lilac, 3 potted asters, 3 strawberries and the blackberry I planted 2 years ago. She's the reason Im building a raised berry bed with chicken wire around it! I really want to make the backyard a beautiful garden, but I dont want to have to chicken wire the whole thing!
     
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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Jen I've just posted a reply to another post about cats pooing in a member's garden. This plant is also affective when dogs foul or eat your plants. Maybe putting some around the plants you want to protect could be your answer.
    http://www.gardenstew.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=
     
  4. gardenmama

    gardenmama In Flower

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    Try spraying the plants with a pepper spray. It is hot and does not taste good. PLUS it will keep bugs away.

    I make my own. Take a liter spray bottle, fill mostly with water and then add several tablespoons of TABASCO sauce, hot sauce, habenaro suace. I also add some hot pepper flakes. Shake and spray.

    Good luck.

    ( I also use this mix to keep the tomato horned worm from eating my plants)
     
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    DCgirl06 New Seed

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    The pepper spray or bitter spray for us has worked. Our dog who is only 9 months old got one taste of the spray and called it quits with the plants.
     
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    Well, I tried a mixture of water, hot sauce, black pepper and chili pepper. Our older dog took one sniff and left the room...Jude, however, LIKES it! She drinks the mixture...good grief >_<
     

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