Dog chewing drip emitters - Knowledgebase Question

Las Vegas, Ne
Question by bobo12
March 1, 2011
I have a dog that loves chewing things. She has plenty of toys that she loves, but still continues to chew the emitters off my drip irrigation system. There is no way to physically keep her away from the plants. Suggestions?

Answer from NGA
March 1, 2011


Not a good situation for your plants! Training will go a long way in protecting your drip system but while your dog is learning not to chew the emitters you may be able to protect them by enclosing each head in hardware cloth or metal mesh screening. Once you've enclosed the heads, drive metal stakes into the ground and securely attach the last few inches of the tube plus emitter to the stake. This should provide some protection. Best wishes with your landscape.

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