Animal Control In The Garden
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A Dog Deterrent for Houseplants

newfuture added on October 2, 2012 | Answered

need help desprately. . . . my puppy is destroying my houseplants what would be a good deterrent for common plants vines tropicals

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    theficuswrangler
    Answered on October 6, 2012

    I think the first thing to do would be to put the plants out of the puppy's reach, same as you would toddler-proof a house. As far as "deterrents", if you mean something like a spray, I've heard of people using a spray made of water and pepper sauce to keep cats away from plants, but I don't know if it works. Why don't you consult with a dog trainer - maybe a loud noise or something when the pup approaches a plant?

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