Keep those pesky dogs away from your home!
A clever, and unexplainable at least for me, is a trick done by regular folks down in Mexico. The sane people who do not have dogs.
For several decades people in the countryside of Mexico used to place transparent bottles of water on their windows and doors to repel not dogs, but mosquitos.The same ones tat today carry the Zika and Dengue viruses, for example.
It was funny and amusing to see so many water bottles everywhere.
For some reason, or reasons, mosquitos almost never cross the windows or doors where the water bottles were placed. Maybe because they relate that water to rain that could crush them or due to some water physical/chemical characteristics we don’t know about.
Well, some astute observers down there noticed that where they placed those water bottles, the same would happen to those pesky dogs. They wouldn’t come either!
Dogs see the bottles and turn back!
Not just in Mexico but also Italy, Malta, Greece, Brazil, Spain… Dogs are hated anywhere anyway.
How to do it?
Just use any transparent or translucent bottle, PET or glass doesn’t matter, fill it up with tap water, close it, and place where you want to keep those dogs away. Right on the ground. Your front door, back door, near the garden, front gate… anywhere.
You don’t need any additive in the water.
The water bottle must be a few feet from where you want to keep the dog away, 3 or 4 max. It won’t work for a distance of tens of feet or more.
Again, the bottles must be fully closed to avoid the spread of mosquitos.
Will just leaving a full jar of water in the middle of your lawn keep dogs from defecating on it?
This is Not a trick for the wide open lawn! Or any other open large area.
This water bottle trick only works when you place the bottle upstanding along the door frame, for example. And to avoid the dogs crossing that door or gate.
It does not avoid dogs defeating in your lawn after you have thrown a bottle there.
Explanations why it works?
Possible “reasons” for why this works:
- They relate that water to rain that could crush them or due to some water physical/chemical characteristics we don’t know about.
- The glinting of the water in the bottles emits some special canine danger signal.
- Dogs won’t foul a source of drinking water, or they won’t mess where there’s food or water to be found. (of course they would, dogs defecate anywhere)
- Pooches see their reflections in the water, are disconcerted by them, and run off.
- The smell roiling off jugs filled with pure bleach or a bleach-and-water combination drives the mutts away.
Many people will say it is a myth, superstition, April 01st…
Were they dog lovers who would avoid anything ‘bad’ for their mutts? And say anything like… lies?
Try it for yourself. And please let us know how it worked for the pooches in your area. You may be known as the crazy water bottle guy/gal but who cares when the mutts are far away!
Sorry, I’d like to write more but my time is short these days.