How to Avoid Other Dogs Entering Your Backyard
We all love pets and dogs in particular, but we also love the privacy of our yards. While most of us don’t mind playing with the neighbour’s dog every now and then, we don’t want it to make our own private yard their playground.
But you know that saying “dogs will always be dogs.” It’s really not a saying but you get what I mean, right?
If you’re really getting tired of your neighbour’s dogs messing up your lawn, there are a few things you can do.
- Talk to the Owner
Before you take any drastic measures, you may want to, first of all, have a word with the dog’s owner. Dogs are not people so it’s not like you can sit them down and have a heart to heart conversation with them.
The owner knows best how to control the pet, and he or she will be better placed to ensure it doesn’t mess up your lawn.
This may also help you know why the dog keeps coming to your yard and fix the issue once and for all.
- Fence Your Property
In case the dog keeps coming to your yard even after having a conversation with the owner, it may be time to take matters into your own hands. One simple thing you can do is to fence your yard.
Even if you have a fence already, consider adding a few adjustments that will make it harder for the pet to come through. I know this is a huge investment but fences won’t just keep the dogs away.
They will make your home more secure but you may still need a private investigator for this website in the future in case something bad happens.
- Add Some Thorny Plants around Your Property
In case building up a new fence is just too much work for you, you can plant thorny shrubs around your property as a deterrent measure.
Thorny shrubs take time to grow but even when they are still young, they can cause a lot of discomfort to the dog. And besides, plant fences are quite beautiful too.
- Eliminate Odors
If a dog keeps visiting your yard, it’s looking for something and let’s face it, it’s really not food. Dogs that have owners are usually well fed so it may be chasing something more special, some tail perhaps?
In case you own a female dog, always clean up its urine and poo as soon as you can. You may also want to spray it so that its scent doesn’t attract male dogs that want to mate.
- Install an Electronic Scarecrow Sprinkler
Finally, you may also want to install a scarecrow sprinkler into your yard. Dogs are not stupid.
The pet will take the hint if it’s sprinkled a few times and stay off in the future. Besides, this is a humane way of dealing with the issue and it won’t cost a lot of money.