Smells that repel our pooches

February 3rd, 2015

Our beloved pooches we love so dearly…they are a treasure to our families and we will do anything for them.  But how do we keep them off certain belongings that we love and want to keep for a long time?  It can be very difficult tasks at times but there are certain scents our loved ones do not favor at all.  To humans, these smells are wonderful and we love them.  We use them on a daily basis for our own enjoyment in cooking, daily lives for health and home uses.  But to our dogs these smells are not too appetizing and they do not care for them one bit.  Here are some items to try in your own home to repel your dogs off your treasured items in your home or garden.

Chili Pepper:  Chiles contain capsaicin, an oil that tricks the brain into feeling pain, which leads to the release of endorphins causing what Chile-lovers call a “Chile high.” To reduce the amount of heat in chilies, remove the white veins, where the capsaicin is most highly concentrated, and the seeds, the secondary location of capsaicin. Causes irritation in dog’s eyes, nose and throat when sniffed.    

 Many different types of chilies.

  • Jalapeño Chiles
  • Serrano Chilies
  • Fresno Chiles
  • Habanero Chiles
  • New Mexico or Anaheim Chiles
  • Poblano Chiles
  • Bird’s Eye Chiles
  • Aji Amarillo

Citrus: Citrus is a common term and genus of flowering plants in the rue family, Rutaceae.  Who doesn’t love the smell of any citrus scents?  Aromatherapy in essential oils are a huge seller and can be very expensive.  It uplifts us and energizes us makes our lives little calmer and easier to breath.  We as humans love the scent and flavor in our foods, drinks and everyday home smells to get rid of odors.  But for dogs they find this very stinky and very unpleasant to handle.

Many different types of citrus.

  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Tangerines
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit

Vinegar:  Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid and water. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria. What a wonderful smell and taste we love.  Unless you want your home to smell like a big pickle factory maybe not so well.  Dogs strongly dislike the smell of any kind of vinegar.

Many different types of Vinegar.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Distilled Vinegar
  • Rice Vinegar
  • Malt Vinegar
  • Wine Vinegar
  • Coconut Vinegar
  • White Vinegar
  • Cane Vinegar
  • Beer Vinegar
  • Raisin Vinegar

AmmoniaAmmonia, or azane, is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen with the formula NH3. It is a colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell. Dogs hate the smell of ammonia mostly.  Always clean your floors with ammonia based floor cleaner to keep them off your furniture.  If ammonia is used in the garden, DO NOT pour ammonia directly onto the ground as it will harm your plants and lawn.

There are a lot of remedies you can use that are safer for your pets instead of using harmful chemicals you buy from the store.   There are many everyday products to repel your pooches. Things that normally so good smelling to us can be a deterrent for our beloved pooches.







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