How to Keep Dogs Out of Your Yard

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The best way to keep dogs out of your yard is to put up a fence, speak with the owners or turning roaming dogs over to a shelter. Consider using small snap traps to teach dogs a lesson about digging in a yard with instructions from the owner of a pest... View Video Transcript

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Jim Harmon

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Hi, I'm Jim Harmon, I'm with California Pest Management here in California. We're going to talk a little bit today about if you have dogs coming into your yard and how to stop that. Most of the time the dogs are being walked by their owners and a lot of times it's the owners that you have to deal with not just the dogs to get them to stop letting their dog go up into your yard, especially your front yard and poop and then they walk away without cleaning it up. Nothing is more irritating than to walk out to your nice, shiny, clean car and have dog urine all over the chrome wheels. How to stop this. Work with the people in your neighborhood, they're the ones that have to keep their dogs off your yard or simply put a fence up. Now the dogs that are roaming loose, those need to be captured and taken away. There's really nothing that's going to stop a dog from going in your yard if a dog does go in and start digging then we have a chance to stop that behavior by putting snap traps for mice in the loose soil gently covering them, we know the dog's going to dig there, soon as he starts digging, it snaps his paws, mind you this has got to be a decent medium sized dog or bigger to do this, the snap trap doesn't hurt them enough to cause breakage but it does teach them a lesson, this is not the place to go. Other than that, your best bet is a good strong fence. Good luck.