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Name: Courtney Stevenson
Indiana (Zone 6a)
Peachq358
Jun 2, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Can anyone tell me how I can get my dog to quit peeing on my flowers, or what way do you protect the flowers from that? I'm just gonna put up an electric wire around them, so he will get zapped if he does πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 2, 2016 12:34 PM CST
no! That will hurt his wee-wee Rolling on the floor laughing

Well take a pic so we can see what the situation is here you are dealing with. My dog did this on a bush I had and I just piled up some chunky mulch there and he didn't like stepping on that, so he went elsewhere, but he only weighs 5 lbs. How big is your dog? As soon as you see him do that, pick him up and put him where you want him to go, then as soon as he is done, I mean RIGHT THEN, he gets a very small treat, like a tiny piece of boiled chicken or a green bean or whatever he likes. Keep doing that and he will stop peeing on the plants, after awhile he will start going where you want him to as a habit and you can phase out the treats, just petting him instead.
Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 2, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Peachq358 said:Can anyone tell me how I can get my dog to quit peeing on my flowers...


I am assuming your dog has free run of the yard and garden? I keep my dogs on a leash and walk them only where it is acceptable for them to pee on things but that may not be realistic for everyone. Rather than resort to an electric fence (yikes!) how about just a short, decorative fence to surround the plants you care about? That would look nice and do a good job of protecting your plants while you re-train your dog with a tasty chicken treat. Thumbs up

I used the key words "short decorative garden fence" in a Google Image search and took a screen shot to show some examples:

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springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jun 2, 2016 3:45 PM CST
you can buy some of these kind of fences at walmart and they just push into the ground, very easy to set up and they look nice.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 2, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Or maybe spray him with the hose when he pees where you don't want him to? You can do this from a distance, too.
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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Jun 3, 2016 8:12 AM CST
I'd go with the fence............will also keep out raccoons, groundhogs, and other undesirable destructive creatures of the garden.
Name: Rick Corey
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RickCorey
Jun 3, 2016 12:33 PM CST
I wonder if Trish's tomato spray would also deter dogs? Or attract them?

http://garden.org/thread/view_post/1169870/

(Blenderize hot peppers, onion & garlic, filter and spray.)
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 3, 2016 12:49 PM CST
I don't know. I tried using hot pepper sauce to keep my dog from chewing on the furniture. He loved it! Only difference it made was that he licked the furniture before chewing on it. Hilarious!
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