How to Keep Dogs Out of Your Yard (Or Anywhere Else)





Introduction: How to Keep Dogs Out of Your Yard (Or Anywhere Else)

About: Hey, my name is Chipp. I am a jack of all trades and how-to guru. I enjoy blogging about health, fitness, pest control and product reviews. I consider myself the luckiest person on Earth. I don’t drive a fan...
Man's best friend; They love us so much that they go out of their way to fertilize our lawns with the freshest stuff available. You can't buy quality like that at the local nursery! I love dogs but few things are more frustrating than picking up poop or watching a stray pee all over my landscaping. If you are searching for advice on how to keep dogs out of your yard, watch this video to find out the most effective (and funniest) ways to repel them.

Dogs love to hang out exactly where you don't want them. Keeping dogs out of your yard is a challenging task. Having another animal mark your grass with urine can negatively affect your own pets behavior. Also, once that scent is left there, other animals will be attracted to the same spot. If you are tired of cleaning dog poop and having your grass soaked with urine, I have the perfect solution for you. Watch the video above for the best tips on how to get rid of dogs for good.

Most people facing this issue usually turn to using odors to repel dogs. Certain homemade sprays such as ammonia, vinegar or citrus can be somewhat effective for keeping dogs out of your yard. However, a commercial product called "bitter apple spray" is probably the most effective. Most dog experts recommend this over any of the homemade options. However, the downside to repelling dogs with scent based products is that they wear off over time and need to be reapplied every time it rains.

The product that I always recommend to anyone searching for ways to keep dogs out of their yard is a motion activated sprinkler. Besides being one of the funnest toys I have ever owned, It is also the best dog repellent available. No other product will work 24/7 to keep dogs off your lawn as effectively as this device will. They are specifically designed to keep dogs, cats and skunks away from your home. All you need to do is hook it up to your hose. It combines sound and movement with a burst of water to get rid of any intruders (and it is really fun to watch)!

*Tip - One product that you should stay away from is a sonic (or ultrasonic) repellent. I own one of these and tested it in my yard. The results were mixed but overall, there are better options available. It seems to work better for rodents.

Do you have any other tips on how to keep dogs off your lawn? I would love to hear them. Leave me a comment below. I will hold my breath until I get the first one. Ready, set, Go!



    • Backpack Challenge

      Backpack Challenge
    • Stick It! Contest

      Stick It! Contest
    • Water Contest

      Water Contest

    23 Discussions

    I want to know when schools stopped teaching proper English, and how to spell correctly.

    5 replies

    I've also wondered that for a very long time. It was apparently sometime before they taught you punctuation, though. Sorry.

    You are correct about sunshine169's
    dubious punctuation. Please check the use of "sometime" however. It
    should be two words in this case, I believe you will find.

    Simply put....old time values are important. Your Mothers or Grandmothers would be looking for a switch right now.


    They actually do still teach it. Some students tend to care less about coming across as actually literate.

    I'm having troubles with a dog who can jump a normal backyard fence and come into my yard. The dog comes in from the front, a side and the back fence. Any suggestions would be helpful to know as it's messing everywhere on my property. The fella who previously lived here welcomed the dog but he passed away a couple of months back

    I love the dprinkler idea but what can you do in winter when the pipes are frozen? I'm in a rental so i can't build a fence...

    Ok so i have a a neighbor that likes to train his dog to come in my yard and attack my cats and they don't go in there yard (my cats) and now cause of this problem we only have one cat left the other cats ain't dead they just got ran off and I am not aloud to put up a fence (landlord) and I don't want to chase off my cat so is there any other way like any animal urine that don't effect cats just dogs or any pepper or any thing of that sort?

    1 reply

    Cats hate the smell of citrus bergamot orange grapefruit etc. I use bergamot essential oil to repel.

    Where I can't get that?

    I like to know what's good to make them go away from my property

    I like to know what's good to make them go away from my property

    I don't have pets I don't like them is nesty that s my problem theypop all over by my house

    Wow you talk about cruelty to animals yet finish with God bless, what hypocrite you are.

    I hate dog owners not dogs. I would never subject a dog/cat to pellets. I am now caring for a cat that was hit with a pellet gun. His whole body is full of pellets. The doctor cannot remove the pellets because of his age. The cat is in pain due to the pellets and this makes grooming extremely painful.

    I have a small front lawn about 250 sq ft. I'd be nervous to buy the motion sprinkler as it would stand out and attract kids (vandals). Does urinating around your yard not work then?

    There's an 'ible somewhere that shows how one can refill and aerosol spray can. Take that 'ible and combine it with a motion activated air freshener & a bottle of skunk spray.

    One spray by your mechanical skunk and no dog will return for a second encounter. Their owners will also learn a valuable lesson in controlling their dogs while they attempt to scrub the smell away.

    Well... You could get a fence, get the dogs to go for a neighbor's yard, leave food for them somewhere away from your home, tell your neighbors to control their pets more, or as a last resort, create a minefield in front of your house... :)

    1 reply

    Thanks! Yes, if cost was not a factor, I think a fence is always the ultimate solution. I think you are onto something... Perhaps I should have just thrown a nice steak into the neighbors yard and let them deal with the problem instead ;)