Does pepper stop dogs from digging?

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The most effective digging deterrent smell we tested was red cayenne pepper. Sprinkle a small amount of this powder wherever your dog is digging. Once your dog takes a sniff, he will avoid the area completely. When inhaled, this red pepper will irritate your dog's nostrils.
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Although not guaranteed to work for all dogs, sprinkling cayenne pepper or ground black pepper on your lawn might make your furry pal think twice about digging in it.

Sprinkle the pepper in areas that your dog frequents.

If he continuously digs up the same areas, shake some pepper in the holes to deter your dog.

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Although not guaranteed to work for all dogs, sprinkling cayenne pepper or ground black pepper on your lawn might make your furry pal think twice about digging in it.

Sprinkle the pepper in areas that your dog frequents.

If he continuously digs up the same areas, shake some pepper in the holes to deter your dog.

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Although not guaranteed to work for all dogs, sprinkling cayenne pepper or ground black pepper on your lawn might make your furry pal think twice about digging in it.

Sprinkle the pepper in areas that your dog frequents.

If he continuously digs up the same areas, shake some pepper in the holes to deter your dog.

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Vinegar Dogs strongly dislike the odor of vinegar.

vinegar can be potentially dangerous for plants, so don't spray vinegar in your garden.

Instead, douse biodegradable coffee filters in white vinegar and allow them to dry in the sun.

To keep dogs off your furniture, clean your floors with an ammonia-based solution.

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Sprinkle cayenne pepper or chilli powder over the affected area.

You can also mix the pepper / chilli with a little water and liquid soap to give it more sticking power.

PROS. Your dog will literally regret sniffing before they pee / poop there and most likely never try again.

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Many dog owners bury strong-smelling or uncomfortable-feeling deterrents in digging areas and report success.

  1. Partially bury rocks (flat ones in particular) in noted digging spots.
  2. Bury plastic chicken wire or netting just under the surface…
  3. Citrus peels, cayenne, or vinegar may wrinkle that nose.
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Place some of his own poop in the hole.

For some reason, dogs will not dig where they have pooped.

Sprinkle Cayenne pepper or chili powder in the spots where your dogs likes to dig.

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