13 Ways to Stop Neighbors' Dogs From Peeing On Your Lawn! (2023)

Have the neighborhood dogs turned your grass into a splotchy spectacle? If you put a lot of time and effort into your lawn, pooch pee can be a source of considerable frustration.

But don’t worry — we’re here to help!

Below, we’ll share some helpful ways to put a stop to the pooch pee-pee problem and answer a couple of common questions about dogs tinkling on your lawn.

Stopping Dogs from Peeing on Your Lawn: Key Takeaways

  • While the occasional sprinkle on your grass may not cause huge problems, repeated visits may lead to dead spots on your lawn.
  • Strategies to help keep dogs from urinating in your yard includes simple signage, installing motion-operated sprinklers, and more.

13 Strategies to Stop Spot from Sprinkling

If you’ve been wondering how to stop the neighbor’s dog from peeing in your yard, look no further.

While not every strategy discussed below will work with every dog, a combination of these tips should at the very least, protect your lawn to a greater degree.

Figuring out what works best for your yard and neighborhood can be a process of trial and error, so don’t be discouraged if the first method doesn’t yield immediate results.

You can also try experimenting with more than one of these strategies at a time.

1. Ask Nicely

If you’ve seen the same dog tinkling on your yard several times, it might be worth taking the time to explain your situation with the owner.

You’ll just have to use your judgement to figure out the best approach — you don’t want to end up in a heated confrontation.

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In some cases, it may be best to catch the offender in the moment — especially if you don’t have any way to contact the owner later. Just be polite, and point out the problem the pooch’s pee-pee is causing your lawn.

In other cases, it may be best to simply wait to speak with the owner later. This may yield better results in many cases, as the owner won’t be distracted by his or her dog.

Assuming that it’s someone you recognize, pick a time on the weekend to politely knock on the owner’s door and explain the situation as evenly as possible. It’s likely that the dog owner simply doesn’t notice the problem his or her pooch is creating and will have no trouble avoiding your property in the future.

Keep in mind that sidewalks near your home are likely public property. Therefore,you may not be able to deter dog owners from walking their dogs near the perimeter of your property.

An Example Of How to Ask Nicely

Megan (K9 of Mine owner) here! When I first got my dog I didn’t really know yard etiquette and often let my dog pee on my neighbor’s grass.

One day he approached me and said “Can you not have your dog pee there? Once one dog pees there, all the others want to too. I’m counting on you!”

Initially I was embarrassed, but my neighbor’s wording made me feel like I could be part of the solution. He didn’t yell, complain, chastise, or blame me. Instead, he presented the situation as something I could help him with, and that framing maintained goodwill between us!

2. Install a Sign

One of the easiest ways to deter dog owners from walking near your property is to install a sign that gets the point across with a quick glance.

You can pick up a simple and polite sign or something a bit more to the point.

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Note that this won’t necessarily stop dogs from eliminating on your lawn but it should make it clear to your neighbors that it’s not something you desire.

3. Provide A Better Alternative

How do you stop a dog from peeing on a certain spot?

One way is to provide a better, more convenient alternative.

For example, if your lawn is off-limits, you could provide a nice patch of grass (or perhaps a single piece of sod) on the curb that is dog friendly.Make it clear to owners that their dog should be here – and not over there!

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This way dogs still have a place to relieve themselves if the urge strikes while passing by your house.

You can also include a poop bag dispenser on your property so that passersby have everything they need to keep pooch poo off of your lawn.

This also might make it easier to communicate your wishes with your neighbors. For example, you could say, “I’d prefer if Fido didn’t eliminate on the lawn, but I have a patch of grass on the curb that he’s perfectly welcome to!”

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That way, the dog owners won’t have to switch up their walk routine while still keeping your lawn in great condition.

4. Apply A Dog Urine Repellent

Dog urine repellents work by giving off scents that are unpleasant to dogs. Repellents also mask the smell of preexisting urine which is crucial, since dogs tend to eliminate where other dogs have previously done so.

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Generally speaking, these products are a bit hit-or-miss; they work in some cases, but fail to have any effect in others. Nevertheless, here are a few of the best-rated urine repellents on the market:

Liquid Fence

About: Liquid Fence for dogs only needs to be reapplied every 4 to 5 day and covers up to 500 square feet.

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Liquid Fence Dog Deterrent

An easy-to-use, pre-mixed dog deterrent that is safe to use around most plants.


  • Solution is pre-mixed so you can use it right away
  • Can be sprayed on lawns, flower beds, shrubs, and trees
  • 1 Bottle covers up to 500 square feet
  • Won’t harm most plants or flowers


This repellent worked well for some dogs and cats, keeping them away from undesired potty spots. The repellent will still linger even after some light rain, so you might not have to apply it as often.


Some customers found that Liquid Fence didn’t keep out all dogs, though this is typical of most repellents since every dog is different. Though non-toxic, this repellent has a strong smell.

NaturVet OFF Limits

About: Off Limits by NaturVet is a non-staining pet deterrent, perfect for keeping dogs away from desired areas.

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NaturVet OFF Limits

A citrus-scented dog deterrent that is made in the USA and backed by a money-back guarantee.

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  • For use on flower beds, lawns, patio furniture, and garbage cans
  • Non-offensive, citrus-like smell
  • Safe for dogs and puppies
  • Made in the USA
  • Included money back guarantee


Users liked that this dog repellent has a pleasant, citronella-like smell. This repellent worked well at deterring some dogs and cats from eliminating in an undesirable area.


Many customers found that, in order to work properly, frequent reapplications were required.

Ortho Dog and Cat B Gon

About: Ortho Dog and Cat B Gon repellent is a four-footer deterrent that only needs to be reapplied about once a month, making it super convenient for busy homeowners.

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  • Provides 750 square feet of coverage
  • Lasts up to 30 days with a single application
  • Can be used indoors and outdoors
  • Ready-to-use out of the bottle


This spray has a non-offensive smell and lasts up to 30 days on its own. A single bottle can cover up to 750 square feet making it a good value for those with large lawns.


This spray needs 20 minutes of uninterrupted setting to work to its full potential. Some users saw discoloration or damage to their plants after using this repellent in the surrounding area.

5. DIY Dog Repellent

If you’re looking for an easy, cost-effective way to stop neighbor’s dogs from marking your lawn, why not try your hand at a homemade dog urine repellent?

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These two recipes are super simple to make and include ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

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Option #1

Combine one cup white vinegar with two cups of apple cider vinegar. Place it in a spray bottle and mist any desired areas. Note that vinegar may harm plants, so use caution around your favorite ornamentals.

Option #2

Mix up some citrus-scented water and spray on plants. You can just cut up pieces of citrus and place them in the water, or use juice from citrus plants. This will make your yard smell great and will deter some dogs and cats from eliminating in the treated spot.

Just like commercially produced repellents, there is no guarantee that these solutions will deter all dogs from eliminating in an undesirable area.

Some dogs are more sensitive to strong smells than others, but you can experiment with combining this method with some of the other spotting prevention strategies.

6. Install A Fence

If nothing else seems to be working, a small fence can be enough to keep dogs and owners away from your lawn. You don’t need a full-sized dog-proof fence, either — even a short plastic fence that’s a foot or two high will usually be enough.This solution works great for keeping your own dog out of your garden too!

Prioritize fencing the perimeter of your property. That way, it will be clear to passers by what areas are off limits.

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Alternatively, you could install a series of pathway lights if a fence isn’t your style. This might be enough of a visual signal to keep dogs and owners off of the lawn.

7. Scatter Used Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds aren’t just great for fertilizing your plants, they can also deter dogs and cats from peeing in a certain area due to their strong smell.

However, this method should be used with caution.The caffeine in coffee is toxic for dogs and cats — even in small amounts.

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While it’s the owner’s responsibility to make sure their dog isn’t eating things off the street (and few dogs are likely to find the scent of used coffee grounds appetizing), it is probably wisest to mix in the coffee grounds into the dirt to keep the neighborhood pups safe while also discouraging them from sprinkling on your lawn.

You may also want to install a sign warning owners that you’ve used coffee grounds on your lawn.

While it’s unlikely that dogs will come near your coffee adorned lawn, it’s better to be safe than sorry if this is your method of choice.

8. Leave Citrus Peels On The Ground

The smell of tangy citrus may be appealing to us, but to some dogs and cats, the smell is particularly pungent.

Accordingly, you can use peels of lemon, lime, orange or grapefruit to keep Fido out of your yard. Keep in mind that this won’t necessarily deter all dogs.

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For the best results, mix in the peels with your soil. This will help the peels break down over time and prevent the peels from unintentionally attracting bugs.

You can even double-up your approach by making a soil mixture that contains both citrus peels and leftover coffee grounds.

9. Apply Vinegar & Lime Juice to Coffee Filters

Vinegar’s strong smell naturally deters dogs. The added lime juice helps to reduce the overall odor for people, while still working as a citrus doggy deterrent.

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Coffee filters usually degrade over time which makes this method suitable for direct use on a flower bed or lawn. You can also find biodegradable filters that break down even faster if you like.

Soak your coffee filters in white vinegar and a little bit of lime juice. Once the filters dry, cut them into strips and place around the area you want to keep dogs away from.

This method is safe for plants, and shouldn’t present any harm to doggos either.

10. Install a Camera

Shame can be a great tool to alter human behavior. And, if owners know they’re being watched, they may avoid your yard altogether.So, consider installing a security camera on your property.

Cameras will also help you monitor whether or not your other strategies are working. Having a camera makes it easy for you to see what’s working, what’s not, and how you can adjust your strategy to protect your lawn properly.

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If possible, try to mount the camera in a conspicuous location, so local dog walkers are sure to spot it.

Even a fake camera may suffice, and it’ll be cheaper than a true camera.

11. Use A “Scarecrow”

Halloween is just around the corner, which makes this the perfect time to put this method to the test. Skittish dogs may be deterred by various types of “scarecrows.”

Now, we don’t mean a literal scarecrow — dogs are unlikely to care (or even notice). Instead, we mean other types of things that’ll potentially frighten away dogs, like this spooky, motion-detecting, solar-powered owl.

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At the very least, this “scarecrow” may startle the dog owner, if not the dog. This owl can also be used to keep out mice, squirrels, and birds, though users note varying degrees of success.

12. Install Motion-Operated Sprinklers

Searching for a way to keep your lawn looking pristine while simultaneously deterring dogs? Motion operated sprinklers will do the trick.

While these motion-activated sprinklers might not make you popular with the neighbors, they’re sure to keep dogs, cats, coyotes, and other wildlife away from your lawn at all hours.

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You can adjust the sprinkler’s line of sight to target different areas of the yard. Plus, you get the added benefit of automatically watering your lawn.

13. Use Ultrasonic Deterrents

Ultrasonic pest deterrents produce loud (but inaudible to humans) sounds to keep out different animals. These deterrents might also repel wildlife, and some have different settings designed to repel different types of critters.

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Keep in mind that dogs might adapt to ultrasonic deterrents over time. In addition, be sure to shop carefully, as some “ultrasonic” deterrents actually make noises people can hear.

You can also get ultrasonic deterrents with embedded lights to ward off dogs and other animals. There are plenty of these devices with embedded solar power so that you don’t have to constantly charge your device.

Similarly – while it’s a little mean – you could plant some dog repellant plants that dogs may not be big fans of.

Of course you don’t want to plant anything to purposely hurt a dog or make them sick, but some dense shrubs or shrubs with thorns may be enough to deter dogs looking for a convenient potty spot.

Don’t Use Potentially Harmful Deterrents

As frustrating as misplaced dog waste may be, you don’t want to harm the dog — it isn’t his fault.

He’s a good boy, who just needs to tinkle!

Also, you may be held responsible (potentially criminally so) if you do something to harm the dog.Stick with dog-safe deterrents to prevent Fido from eliminating on your lawn.

Don’t use ingredients like cayenne pepper, chilli pepper, garlic, or ammonia. These agents can be harmful for dogs and lead to illness or injury.

FAQs: How To Stop Dogs From Peeing On The Lawn

Below, we’ll answer some of the most common questions to stop dog lawn spotting.

Do they make Liquid Fence for dogs?

Yes! As discussed above, there is a Liquid Fence for Dogs Urine Repellent. The product is safe for use on lawns and plants. You can also make your own DIY urine repellent using vinegar or citrus juice.

Does Liquid Fence work for dogs?

The original Liquid Fence formula is specially formulated to deter deer and rabbits, so it might not be super effective for keeping out dogs.

However, some owners have had success with the liquid fence formula made specifically for dogs.

Do dogs repellents really work?

Dog repellents can repel and deter dogs — at least in some cases. Many dogs are sensitive to smells like citrus, citronella (hence the existence of citronella bark collars), and others which are usually embedded in repellent solution.

There are even plants that sometimes deter dogs. However, it is possible for dogs to be completely unbothered from the scent of deterrent.

What smells repel dogs?

Some smells that are non-harmful and potentially effective at repelling dogs are citrus, vinegar, and citronella. Every dog is different, but many dogs find these scents to be overpoweringly pungent.

Is it illegal for people to let their dogs pee in my yard?

Figuring out what’s legal and illegal can be tricky. Laws vary by state, region, and even county.

In addition, there are separate penalties for failure to comply with leash laws, trespassing, and waste elimination laws. In New York, for example, failure to remove poop is subject to a fine, but there is no mention of pee.

While some consider a dog peeing in someone’s yard a form of trespassing, a lot is open to interpretation. Most waste laws pertain to poop without mentioning pee, so it’s best to reach out to your local law enforcement agency to get a clear view of the pet laws of your area.


Damaging pet waste can be incredibly frustrating. Hopefully, one of these strategies will help you stop dog lawn spotting for good!

Have you had any success with these methods? How do you keep your lawn pet waste free? We’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!

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What scents will deter dogs from peeing? ›

The Top 5 Smells Dogs Hate to Pee On
  • Citrus. The citrus smell is arguably the best dog repellent there is. ...
  • Vinegar. Just like citrus, dogs cannot stand the smell of vinegar. ...
  • Chili. Hot chili is a popular dog repellent. ...
  • Alcohol. Dogs hate the smell of alcohol. ...
  • Coffee Grounds.

What can I put in my yard to keep dogs away? ›

Ammonia and vinegar are probably two of the most effective dog repellents you can find in your house. When spraying vinegar or ammonia, only spread them throughout your garden in strips and don't apply the mixture directly to your plants.

What is the best homemade dog repellent? ›

Many store-bought dog repellents are made with apple cider vinegar, which you can use to make your own homemade solution for a fraction of the cost. To make a strong solution, mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups apple cider vinegar. Place it in a spray bottle and mist any desired areas, indoors or out.

What smell do dogs hate? ›

At the top of the list? Citrus. Most dogs can't stand the taste and smell of oranges, lemons, and grapefruit. Here's why — plus, how to use their dislike of citrus to your advantage.

Does vinegar deter dogs from peeing? ›

Not only will a vinegar and water solution eliminate urine odor if your dog has already peed on the rug, but it will also deter them from urinating on the same carpet again. The acidic smell of vinegar is known to repel dogs from peeing on area rugs as they do not like the smell of vinegar.

Is it rude to let your dog pee on someone's lawn? ›

The answer is yes, it can be considered rude to let your dog urinate on someone else's lawn. This is because the urine can damage the grass and cause an unpleasant smell. If you're caught letting your dog urinate on someone else's property, you may be asked to leave or even face legal action.

Will vinegar keep dogs away? ›

Vinegar – Vinegar is another strong-smelling scent that will act as a repellent to dogs. Again, use cotton balls soaked in vinegar in the area you wish to keep dogs out of. Do not pour vinegar straight onto the ground as this will kill plants.

Will coffee grounds keep dogs away? ›

Coffee grounds.

Coffee is another smell that dogs aren't fond of — and coffee grounds are great for your garden soil as well. Just scatter them on top of the soil and your dog will stay away.

Is there a dog repellent that actually works? ›

Available in both granules and sprays, Critter Ridder works as a dog repellent because it gives off a smell of black pepper, which canines find offensive. Havahart also offers Cat & Dog Granular Animal Repellent. One major selling point of this product is that it is supposed to be long-lasting (up to 60 days).

Will grass grow back after dog urine? ›

Minor lawn damage due to dog urine spots often resolves on its own as healthy new growth emerges in your lawn. However, areas that your dog frequents for urination will typically need dog urine spot repair.

Do dog Rocks Really Work? ›

Even if the rocks removed nitrates, for which there is no evidence, the change in the nitrate concentration in the urine would be insignificant. Basically, there is no theoretical reason to think that Dog Rocks should work and there is no practical evidence that they do. Dog Rocks don't rock.

Does Tomato Juice Stop dog pee killing grass? ›

You will sometimes hear that it is the acidic pH of the dog's urine that kills the grass and that you should feed your dog tomato juice or cider vinegar to adjust the pH of the urine. Don't do it! Turf grasses actually prefer a slightly acidic pH, but can tolerate a wide range – 5.5 to 7.5 or higher and still do well.

Does baking soda keep dogs away? ›

To keep dogs off your lawn, try spraying a mixture of water and baking soda on your lawn, which will neutralize the smell of dog urine so that dogs are less likely to come back. You can also spray your lawn with vinegar to keep dogs away, but use it sparingly since it might damage your plants.

How do you make homemade dog urine repellent? ›

If your dog is urinating or pooping inside the house, squeeze roughly 100 milliliters of lemon juice mixed with 50 ml water and a tablespoon of baking soda. Apply this dog repellent spray over the area and let it act for 30 minutes. Remove the baking soda for a completely natural repellent.

How do I spread cayenne pepper to my lawn? ›

Cayenne Pepper: Sprinkle it generously all over your lawn or flowerbeds. Reapply weekly. White Vinegar: Spray it around the perimeter of your lawn as a chemical fence. You can also mix it with the cayenne pepper to create a spray with a double whammy.

Do mothballs keep dogs away? ›

Mothballs may act as a deterrent to stop some dogs from digging, but they are toxic to dogs and should not be left in a place where a dog can access them. Instead, find a repellant that isn't potentially harmful to your pet.

What do all dogs hate? ›

Generally, dogs dislike hugs, not being allowed to sniff, a lack of routine, and more. Even the most laid-back dog will hate some of the things we humans do—if they tolerate it, it's just because they love you or don't want to be dominant. Yes, certain things are unavoidable, like vet visits or grooming.

What scent do dogs like to pee on? ›

Special Scents

Ammonia is another regular scent, as dogs like to urinate where they detect ammonia; this is why you should never clean dog urine with an ammonia-based cleaning product.

Does black pepper keep dogs from peeing? ›

Dogs don't like the smell of black pepper, and won't pee where there's pepper. I thought; heck; it's only black pepper. Why not try it? What an inexpensive fix if it FIXES the problem.

Do dogs like the smell of vinegar? ›

Vinegar is one of the things that just seem to drive dogs away. It has an acrid smell that is not particularly appealing to humans, but it is a natural smell which your dogs definitely won't like. Vinegar can be used straight from the bottle to spray or sprinkle.

Can dogs pee on my lawn? ›

Dog urine contains a variety of nitrogen compounds. Too much nitrogen will burn the grass and create yellow patches. But appropriate concentrations of nitrogen can actually be beneficial to the lawn, which is why you'll often see rings of thick dark green grass around the yellow patches.

What does curb your dog mean? ›

Summary: “Curb your dog” means do not let your animal urinate or defecate in the controlled area. There are “Curb your dog” signs like this posted all over New York City sidewalks.

Is it illegal for my dog to pee on someone's lawn in California? ›

Since a trespass doesn't just occur when the trespasser themselves enter a property illegally but can also occur when they allow someone or something they control to enter the property, allowing your dog to pee onto someone's property without permission is a crime.

How long does the smell of vinegar last? ›

There's no set time that the vinegar smell will linger. It depends on the air flow in the space. However, vinegar actively looks for things to bind to. In most cases, it won't take more than 5-15 minutes for the smell to go away.

What kind of vinegar repels dogs? ›

Two good options are white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. Create a 50/50 mix of your chosen vinegar and water and put into a spray bottle. Then, simply spray around areas you would like your dog to stay away from. A repellent doesn't have to be homemade to be natural.

Does cayenne pepper keep dogs away? ›

Cayenne pepper repels many dogs with the smell alone, even before they approach your lawn. A few tablespoons added to a gallon of water and sprayed across 1/16 of an acre to 1/8 of an acre is enough to make your yard smell undesirable to dogs.

Will baking soda neutralize dog urine on grass? ›

A natural way to repair yellow spots in the grass caused by the dog's urine is to dissolve a cup of baking soda in a gallon of water and pour on the affected area. The baking soda neutralizes the high nitrogen concentration, and it will also deodorize the area so the dog won't recognize the spot and go there again.

Do bottles of water deter dogs? ›

Many people will insist that placing plastic soft drink bottles filled with water on the lawn will prevent dogs defecating on the lawn. This is utter nonsense – in fact one university did research on this and proved that it was just an urban myth. It does not work.

Will chili powder hurt my lawn? ›

The capsaicin in chili powder is a skin irritant, so applying chili powder to the lawn can make it inaccessible to people, especially small children. Capsaicin can irritate plants as well as people and applying it to the grass undiluted can cause damage.

Will mothballs keep dogs out of mulch? ›

While mothballs are meant to keep moths away from clothing, wool blankets and similar stored goods, some people have used them to keep animals away from gardens or even out of the attic. Although many animals find the stench unappealing, placing moth balls in mulch or otherwise using them outdoors is not a good idea.

What happens if a dog eats coffee grounds? ›

Threat to pets:

Pets are more sensitive to the effects of caffeine than people are. While 1-2 laps of coffee, tea or soda will not contain enough caffeine to cause poisoning in most pets, the ingestion of moderate amounts of coffee grounds, tea bags or 1-2 diet pills can easily cause death in small dogs or cats.

Do dog pee repellent sprays work? ›

If your dog can't smell the area where he has urinated, he is less likely to return to the same spot. These kinds of commercial sprays are proven and have many positive reviews online. They are also touted as environmentally friendly, all-natural and safe.

How can I get my dog to stop peeing on everything? ›

More tips
  1. Clean soiled areas thoroughly with a cleaner specifically designed to eliminate urine odor. ...
  2. Make previously soiled areas inaccessible or unattractive. ...
  3. Keep objects likely to cause marking out of reach. ...
  4. Resolve conflicts between animals in your home. ...
  5. Make friends.

Does peppermint keep dogs from peeing? ›

Essential oils as dog pee repellent

Like every other animal, dogs don't like certain smells which is why a smell deterrent is always a great choice to keep dogs away from certain areas or exhibit certain behaviors. Some such smells include peppermint, citrus, and lavender.

Does vinegar stop dogs from peeing in the house? ›

Acetic acid is vinegar's major ingredient. Dogs detest this smell, thus you can use vinegar as a deterrent. Your dog will stop peeing in the same place if they detect a scent they don't like.

Why do dogs pee on everything? ›

A very common reason for an adult dog to have urinary accidents is from a urinary tract infection or urinary tract crystals/stones. In older dogs, urinary tract cancer in the bladder or in the tubes that carry urine is also a possibility. These urinary issues often occur with no other underlying medical issue present.

Why do dogs pee everywhere outside? ›

Many animals use urine, and sometimes even faeces, to mark the area that they consider to be theirs – their territory. Territory marking lets other animals, of the same species, know that a conspecific is present. Urine also communicates the reproductive status of the individual and their status rank.

How do you clean dog urine? ›

Mix a one-to-one solution of white vinegar and water. Using a sponge, rub the solution onto the stain. Let it sit for 5-to-10 minutes, and then wipe it up with a clean, dry towel. Some experts advise using a more diluted formulation of 1/2-cup vinegar to one gallon of warm water.

Do dogs hate cayenne pepper? ›

Repels Animals

Dogs and cats are both put off by the smell of cayenne pepper. It's an irritant that they want to stay away from, even in small quantities. Capsaicin, the “active ingredient” of cayenne pepper, is often applied to bird seed mixes to keep squirrels and deer away, too.

What vinegar stops dogs from peeing? ›

To make a urine deterrent spray for your home, you will need white vinegar. Combine this with an equal volume of water in a spray bottle. Shake well to mix and then spray on your carpet. This is a particularly effective method if your dog continually pees in one specific area of your home.

Are dogs attracted to vinegar? ›

It is a good thing to use for cooking or cleaning, but it means another thing to dogs. Vinegar is one of the things that just seem to drive dogs away. It has an acrid smell that is not particularly appealing to humans, but it is a natural smell which your dogs definitely won't like.

Does cayenne pepper keep dogs from pooping in your yard? ›

Cayenne peppers.

To keep your dog out of your flowerbed, grind a mixture of black pepper and cayenne pepper, and sprinkle it throughout your garden. A good trick for getting your dog to avoid the upholstery is to sprinkle cayenne pepper in your potpourri or leave a bowl of ornamental chilies next to the sofa.

Is there a spray that will stop dogs from peeing? ›

Sharples and Grant Clean & Tidy Don't Pee Here Deterrent Spray 500ml Discourages pets from urinating in unwanted places, natural mustard smell keeps pets away. The initial unpleasant odour disappears in a few seconds to leave a long lasting action where it is applied, for indoor use only.

Will baking soda neutralize dog urine on grass? ›

A natural way to repair yellow spots in the grass caused by the dog's urine is to dissolve a cup of baking soda in a gallon of water and pour on the affected area. The baking soda neutralizes the high nitrogen concentration, and it will also deodorize the area so the dog won't recognize the spot and go there again.


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