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Dog ripping off crape myrtle branches

Posted by gardenapprentice 7 TN (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 20, 13 at 15:27

My dog has been taking a liking to our 2 crapes now he's torn one to the ground and we replanted one, but he keeps on eatin the branches I hate it and we do to want to but another one, please can anyone tell me what I need to do

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RE: Dog ripping off crape myrtle branches

Build a small wire fence around the 2 crape myrtle bushes.

There's a gadget used to guard small Koi ponds called a Scarecrow; it hooks to a water hose and has a motion sensor so as to spray water at intruders.

You could take a look at 'invisible fence' type products, and maybe bury the wire for one around your bushes, stick a color on the dog, and go from there.

Or train your dog with a shock collar to avoid the bushes.


RE: Dog ripping off crape myrtle branches


i described my method at the link ..

good luck ....


ps: yes a physical barrier should work .. but that still leaves you with the mutt from hell .. lol ..

Here is a link that might be useful: link

RE: Dog ripping off crape myrtle branches

Lol he's a good dog definatly not from hell lol, but he started tearing our other one and it's basically shredded so looks like I'm gonna buy one in a day or two

RE: Dog ripping off crape myrtle branches

He's a gorgeous dog! I don't which is worse, your crape eater or our mulch eater.

We have used a citronella collar and it works extremely well. I like it better than a shock collar because it gets the dog's attention and is a bit unp[leaseant, and also makes him smell great. Another deterrent would be pepper spray, which you can buy to keep rabbits away. I used pepper spray on our furniture when our pup was really small (he's 9 months now) and it saved a lot of furniture. It works real fast.

RE: Dog ripping off crape myrtle branches

Lol thx as you can tell it's a GSD but he ripped the crape more today, my relative got mad at him and put him in his outside cage area we plan on gettin another crape possibly 2 more hopefully they know not to plant the trees in the yard with my dog anymore lol but the sad thing is they were to to crape myrtles and never bloomed and I hate to leave the crapes there because their beautiful vase structure is ruined I'll dig em up and get another one within the week all crapes are on sale yay lol

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