Dog Digging up Plants

I have my garden in containers. My dog has never shown interest in my garden until today. He's destroyed 3 of my okras already. He's not eating the plants just playing in the dirt in the pots.


He did it once early this morning, and when I just went out to water, he had done it again. How can I keep him out of my containers? It's only the okra right now for some reason.

Hardiness Zone: 9b

By leitharenea from Tarkington Prairie, TX

May 28, 20090 found this helpful

This is a very old but simple trick: Try putting a couple of mothballs in each of the pots. The smell should repel him. Only do this if you don't have small children around.

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May 28, 20090 found this helpful

Do you think that would work with cats? They are digging up my soil, but for a more unpleasant reason!

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May 30, 20090 found this helpful

Mothballs are poisonous, make sure the dog doesn't eat them. Might not do any veggies good either.

Marg from England

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May 30, 20090 found this helpful

Try putting "dog doo" around the pot, He'll be repelled by it, and stay away. This also works if a dog is digging under a fence, or wherever. They won't dig in it, so I think it might keep him away from the pots in the same way.

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July 13, 20090 found this helpful

I used snappy trainer it worked great. It's under $20.00

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