This DIY Dog Deterrent Spray can help stop indoor accidents and keep your dogs from urinating in your home.
This fall, we added a new addition to our family. Nash (that cutie you see above), had just turned a year old, and we really felt like he needed a friend to play with. So we added Bentley to the mix. Nash and Bentley immediately became the best of friends and are the sweetest little brothers ever. The only problem...they are both male, and they both want to be the alpha male. That means that they have decided to mark their territory. It originally started outside, then recently, they have moved the party inside. I guess because it's been raining for over a month, they just aren't outside as much as they were.
These sweet little angels have been peeing on the trash can, on a random leg of our kitchen island, the front bench and also on my curtains. Finally after following them around, constantly cleaning everything for the past few weeks, I needed to figure some things out.
The first thing I did was thoroughly clean everything. I laundered the curtain they had decided to mark, and scrubbed the furniture and floors down with an enzymatic cleaner. There are certain cleaners that have enzyme removing agents in them that help keep the dogs from remarking the spot. At this point, I was willing to do anything to get them to stop. The next thing I did was make my own Dog Deterrent Spray. This spray has an orange scent that dogs don't really love, and I use it to keep them away from any objects (like my curtains) that I really want to protect. Bonus...it smells awesome!
What you will need:
1 ½ Cups of Water
2 Tablespoons of Distilled White Vinegar ( Purchase HERE)
20 Drops of Orange Essential Oil ( Purchase HERE )
Clean Spray Bottle ( Purchase HERE )
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Start by adding your water to the spray bottle.
Next, add 2 tablespoons of distilled white vinegar.
Finally, add 20 drops of orange essential oil.
Spray on any surface that you don't want your dog to get close to. Dogs don't care for the smell of vinegar or oranges, so using the two together really makes this spray work. It also leaves a nice, citrus scent in the air...win, win! I have been spraying it on my curtains that hang to the ground and around the areas that they were having accidents for about a week now, and it really seems to be working...YAY! I have to tell you...I was about to lose my mind. Y'all know what a clean freak I am, and I was really starting to think that living with peeing dogs was just going to be my life, but this stuff really works!
***BONUS*** If you have dogs the like to chew your furniture, then try this on a small area of the fabric or wood first, then spray away. Dogs don't like the smell of orange and vinegar, but they also won't like the bitter taste, so it will keep them from chewing your furniture.
Got cats? Check out my Cat Deterrent Spray to keep your cats from urinating in certain areas and scratching your furniture!
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