7 Smells That Your Dog Can’t Stand

Citrus: Dogs often dislike the strong scent of citrus fruits like oranges, lemons, and grapefruits. Citrus essential oils or peels can be used as a natural deterrent to keep dogs away from certain areas.

Peppermint: While humans enjoy the refreshing scent of peppermint, dogs may find it overwhelming. Peppermint oil is often used to discourage dogs from chewing or exploring certain areas.

Vinegar: The pungent smell of vinegar can be off-putting to dogs. Spraying diluted vinegar around areas where you want to deter your dog, such as furniture or plants, may be effective.

Ammonia: The strong smell of ammonia, often found in cleaning products, can be unpleasant and irritating to dogs. Avoid using ammonia-based cleaners in areas where your dog spends time.

Perfume or Strong Fragrances: Dogs may find strong perfumes or fragrances overwhelming. Avoid using heavily scented products around your dog, as they can cause discomfort or irritation.

Chili Pepper: Dogs are sensitive to the spicy scent of chili peppers. Sprinkling chili powder or hot pepper flakes around gardens or plants can deter dogs from digging or chewing.

Nail Polish Remover: The smell of acetone in nail polish remover can be particularly strong and unpleasant for dogs. Keep these products stored safely away from your dog's reach.

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