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.



Dogs turn up their nose at anything to do with vinegar. The strong, acidic smell of vinegar is too strong for a dog’s sensitive nose.



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.


Mustard Oil

Dogs hate the smell of mustard oil, so it’s also a good repellent to use. The strong scent is so powerful to dogs that they won’t come near it.



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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