As a professional breeder for pomskies, I know how important it is to keep your furry friend safe and happy. One way to do this is by using a deterrent spray to prevent them from chewing or licking things they shouldn’t. While there are many store-bought deterrent sprays available, making your own can be a cost-effective and natural alternative.
What You’ll Need
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 1 cup of water
- 10-15 drops of essential oil (such as peppermint, lemon, or eucalyptus)
- A spray bottle
Note: Make sure you use high-quality essential oils that are safe for dogs. Avoid using tea tree oil as it can be toxic to pets.
How to Make the Deterrent Spray
- Mix the vinegar and water in a bowl.
- Add 10-15 drops of essential oil and stir well.
- Pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
- Shake the bottle before each use.
Note: You may need to adjust the amount of essential oil depending on the strength of the scent and your dog’s sensitivity.
How to Use the Deterrent Spray
To use the deterrent spray, simply spray it on objects or areas that your pomsky tends to chew or lick. This can include furniture, shoes, or even plants. The strong scent will deter your dog from approaching these items and prevent them from causing damage.
Note: Avoid spraying the deterrent directly on your pomsky as it can irritate their skin and eyes.
Other Deterrent Methods
While a deterrent spray can be effective, there are other methods you can use to prevent your pomsky from chewing or licking things they shouldn’t. Here are some tips:
- Provide appropriate chew toys for your pomsky to play with.
- Keep potentially dangerous items out of reach (such as cleaning supplies).
- Supervise your dog when they are in new environments or around unfamiliar objects.
- Use positive reinforcement training to teach your pomsky what behaviors are acceptable.
A DIY deterrent spray can be an effective and natural way to prevent your pomsky from chewing or licking things they shouldn’t. By using high-quality essential oils and following the instructions carefully, you can create a safe and cost-effective solution for your furry friend. Remember to also use other preventative measures such as providing appropriate chew toys and supervising your dog in new environments. With these tips, you can keep your pomsky happy, healthy, and out of trouble!