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    Question 'Keep of the Garden' Repellants for Dogs - Any That Work for You?

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    Our pup loves to chew/pull up/sit on plants and it's been quite a struggle discouraging this. As she will soon be 'graduating' to the next area of the garden, a whole new cornucopia of goodies* awaits her that I would very much prefer she did not destroy! Has anyone found a particular 'keep of the flower beds' type of repellant product that works reliably?

    (*She especially adores Bromeliads/Neoregelias and will destroy one in minutes. She practically eats them. Anyone else found this?)

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    The thing I have found the best is some form of fencing. For the most part, it only needs to be temporary, but firm enough to keep the pup out. Do not use coconut mulch, it has shown to be a bit toxic to dogs. My dog ate mushroom compost, ended up with a case of rather dark brown trots, but no real bad side effects apart from that.

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    I tried "Get off my Garden"... my dogs were only using the garden occasionally, but after I put it out, it became constant!!! Useless product, IMHO.

    I, too, advocate fencing. I did not want to use wire because I thought it would just look ugly, but now feel it is the most practical, and efficient, alternative :-)

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    Fencing is the best thing.

    Dogs are not too keen on wormwood - a particularily pongy bush. Supposed to be good insect repellant too. And me repellant - I cant stand the smell of it either.

    I found the best thing to keep my dog off the garden was a long range water pistol and supervision. You could also try dedicating a place for the puppy like one of those clam shell things - fill with sand and dog toys. One with a lid if you want to stop the dog from eating cat poo.

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    Hyacinth's suggestion for fencing can spoil a gardens appearance, but it really is the best solution for parts of my garden.


    Quote Originally Posted by Finley View Post
    (*She especially adores Bromeliads/Neoregelias and will destroy one in minutes. She practically eats them. Anyone else found this?)
    Have a close look at the middle & see if there are dead bugs in watery stew inside them. The smell of decaying insects may be the problem.

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    Sorry no help here as we just mesh it in untill big enough to take the punishment & choose very animal freindly plants.

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