Smells Dogs Hate | Keep These Odors Away From Your Pup

A dog’s sense of smell ranges between 10 000 to 100 000 times more precise than humans.

Here are some smells that dogs hate and a few scents that repel them.


Citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and grapefruit can cause irritation in their respiratory tract. So it’s best to avoid these scents in your home for your dog’s safety.



The strong, acidic smell of vinegar is too strong for a dog’s sensitive nose. Luckily, it isn’t toxic to dogs so it’s still safe to use around the house.



Hot Peppers

Dogs hate the smell and taste of spicy peppers like chili peppers, jalapeno, and cayenne powder. It’s not so much the pepper itself that’s the problem, it’s the chemical in the peppers that make it spicy.


Ground Spices

Dogs hate the smell of fragrant spices like garlic, ground mustard, and paprika. These are good repellents to use in the garden because your canine will avoid them and therefore won’t damage any flowers or plants.



Mothballs have a very distinct smell and it’s one of the smells dogs don’t like. Once again, it’s the chemical in moth repellents that keeps dogs away.

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