Do water bottles stop dogs?

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It has been said by old-timers that a half empty, clear plastic bottle laid on its side (or even four or five bottles on a large lawn) will keep dogs from pooping on your grass.

The glinting of the water in the bottles emits some special canine or feline danger signal.

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Many dogs love chewing on water bottles. Several dangers can arise though and water bottles should be avoided. The cap of the water bottle can come off and the dog can swallow it leading to a blockage. Also, dogs can tear off pieces of the plastic pretty easily resulting in sharp, rough edges.
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OPTION 2: Try putting out glass jars or clear bottles half-filled with water. Putting these containers of water on your lawn can prevent dogs from going there… The idea here is that dogs instinctively will not defecate where there is a source of drinking water. It makes sense and a lot of people swear by this method.
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Plastic bottles are not very eco-friendly and are hence not preferred. However, most plastic bottles are made with BPA-free material that ensures safety and hygiene for your dog. Moreover, plastic water bottles tend to be lightweight and hence, easily portable on long walks or hikes.
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Try placing a hot water bottle (with warm not hot water) into your pet's kennel. This will soon make a comfortable place to rest. A caution for pets who love to chew, only use warm water and if you have any doubts there are other options such as heating discs and pads.
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Young puppies, for example, can break a plastic bottle pretty easily. Once broken, those pieces can be ingested, causing a blockage that requires emergency vet care β€” frequently surgery β€” and can be fatal.
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But, just because dogs love them, doesn't mean they're safe… When the plastic water bottle breaks, it also creates sharp edges that can cut your dog's mouth, resulting in another vet visit. If you really want to give your dog plastic water bottles, be sure to follow Erb's advice.
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Although tossing your empty water bottle to your furry friend may seem harmless enough, veterinarians warn not to leave your best friend chewing on a bottle unattended. Even young puppies can break the surface of the plastic bottle rather easily. Unfortunately, pieces of torn plastic or the bottle cap can be ingested.
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