Dogs ruining Christmas trees and shrubs

Asked December 16, 2017, 10:03 AM EST

Hi. I have a yellow lab that I love dearly. But he urinates on my shrubs and evergreens and kills them. I purchase a balled Douglas fir every year and plant it near a fence. Other than putting up a fence, any ideas to get him to stay away from the tree? Thanks

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1 Response

When dealing with dogs there are no easy answers. You can try fencing or commercial repellents but they need to be reapplied after it rains. You may want to try training the dog where to do its business. Here is a good link from Illinois on dogs and lawns https://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/eb285/entry_9338/

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