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Driving Away Dogs – But Animal-Friendly! How Is It Possible?

Stray dogs often cause inconvenience. In addition to feces on the lawn and dug-up beds in the neighbor's garden, in some cases there is even a danger of a four-legged friend walking around without a owner. 

In this article, we'll shed light on the potential risks that stray dogs can pose, and introduce ways to effectively drive and keep unwanted dogs away fromyour property – in an animal-friendly way.

Driving away the dog – important factors

Before you start looking for a solution that effectively drives dogs away and keeps them away, there are a few things to consider. There are various options for dog repellent, ranging from simple home remedies to physical obstacles and innovative products with ultrasound. 

Animal-friendly dog repellent

Dogs are usually peaceful creatures, but they can also act unpredictably and even aggressively. Especially in the latter case, you have to be able to rely on the dog repellent. At the same time, it is important not to harm the dog, as it is not responsible for its owner's negligence.

For example, it is forbidden by law to use pepper spray against unwanted animals, as it can cause significant damage to the dog. Instead, there are humane, gentle solutions such as special sprays that leave an unpleasant smell for dogs. Outdoor motion detectors that activate a water jet or flash when the dog enters are also used. However, ultrasound resistance against dogs has proven to be particularly effective. 

Avoid Neighborhood Dispute

If the ownerless dog, who is constantly digging up the garden and leaving his legacies in the sandbox, is a neighbouring dog, you should always be sensitive to avoid a neighbourhood conflict. For many dog owners, their dog is considered a family member. Therefore, criticism often falls on deaf ears. She is often fended off when dog owners feel personally attacked. 

So if you want to take measures to drive the dog away, they must be discreet in the best case so as not to give rise to an argument. Under certain circumstances, erecting a high fence around your own garden can be seen as a provocation. 

Minimize costs

Another factor that influences the choice of dog scare is the associated costs. Not everyone is willing to pay a lot of money for a high fence or other barriers againststrange dogs. At the same time, however, damage caused by the dog itself, but also by dog droppings in the garden, should be prevented.

Driving away the dog: the possibilities

If you want to drive away a dog, you have several options. It is important, of course, that the dog is not harmed when repelling animals. There are some gentle measures that can be taken for this.

Fence or natural barriers

A sturdy, high fence can prevent dogs from entering the garden. However, what sounds simple at first can be associated with high costs. Depending on the size of the dog, it is also possible that he can overcome the obstacle with a jump. 

It is also important to regularly check the fence for gaps or weak points. Plants such as rose bushes or thorny shrubs along the fence can also provide a natural deterrent. 

Chemical Dog Scare Agents

To keep uninvited guests away, there are certain repellent sprays or granules that release unpleasantfragrances for dog noses. The advantage of such a dog scare is the inconspicuous protection and the relatively low cost. Nevertheless, the effect is limited. After a rain, it must be reapplied. 

Irrigation systems 

In this type of animal repulsion, a motion sensor is triggered as soon as a dog tries to penetrateother people's property. A jet ofwater is then triggered to scare the dog.

The fright is intended to confuse and drive the dog away. In some cases, this humane way of garden protection works, but dogs often realize after a while that there is no danger from the water, and you can sometimes even play with it or cool off. 

Ultrasound equipment 

A particularly effective and animal-friendly way to drive dogs away is with special ultrasound equipment. They emit high frequencies against dogs that are audible only to dog ears. They can be installed at strategic points in the garden and activated when moving.

Due to the long range and discreet protection that is not perceived by people, ultrasound equipment is the ideal choice for desperate garden owners who do not want to start an argument with their neighbor. 

Effective, animal-friendly dog repellent with IREPELL® 

With all the possibilities that exist for dog repelling, some are more and less reliable against stray intruders. IREPELL ® has been developed so that you no longer have to worry about property damage, health risks or potential hazardous situations caused by aggressive dogs in the future.

The device acts as a humane animal repeller – not only against stray dogs, but against a total of 16 different animal species, which you can select yourself via the app.

IREPELL ® is also suitable as a cat scarecrow and offers protection against animals such as rats or ticks, ants, mosquitoes, butterflies and cockroaches as well as martens, mice or raccoons with various functions. In addition to the ultrasonic predator sound and motion sensors, these functions also include a strobe light, which drives away certain animal species with bright flashes of light.

With a far-reaching ultrasound signal that is imperceptible to humans, IREPELL ® ensures that you can enjoy the tranquility of your own garden again – without shredded beds, dog droppings on the lawn or the fear of possible conflict situations. And because the device is portable, the protection not only exists on your property, but always where you need it.


What is the best dog scare?

Ultrasound equipment is a proven method to drive dogs away. These use high-frequency sound to keep the animals away gently.

How do I keep strange dogs away from the property?

To keep foreign dogs away from the property, you can use different methods:

  • Fences or Barriers: Build a sturdy fence or barrier to prevent access to the property.
  • Ultrasonic devices: These emit sounds that are uncomfortable for dogs and prevent them from approaching the property.
  • Repellents: Use repellents with unpleasant odors to deter dogs.
  • Communication: Speak to the owners of dogs in the neighborhood and politely ask them to ensure that their dogs do not enter your property.

What do dogs not like to smell?

Dogs do not like certain smells, including citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons, vinegar, cayenne pepper, mint, lavender, eucalyptus, and certain essential oils such as cinnamon oil or tea tree oil. These odors can serve as natural repellents and keep dogs from entering certain areas.

What to do when the neighbor's dog turns into the garden?

When neighbor's dog makes into your yard, you can take the following steps:

  • Talk to the owner: politely inform the dog's owner of the incident and ask them to ensure that the dog does not re-enter your yard.
  • Cleaning: Remove the dog feces immediately to avoid odor, contamination and potential health hazards.
  • Use of deterrents: If necessary, use deterrents such as IREPELL ® to prevent the dog from entering your property.
  • Documentation: Document repeated incidents and, if necessary, contact local authorities if the problem persists and is not resolved.
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