Order One Dog Decoy for each open area you want to protect from deer. In the comment box of the checkout screen, request a deer scent.
A Dog Decoy along with the scent for deer will keep Deer away from your property - this includes crop fields, too. Deer can be very destructive eating plants, shrubs, and trees, fruits, gardens and farm fields.
Place the Dog Decoy in an open area where the deer would see it as they approach your property. Use the included spray for deer, to spray the top edge of the Dog Decoy. The predator scent will drip down the channels of the Dog Decoy and ask it moves in the wind, the scent along with the movement will keep the deer away. Move the Dog Decoy at least once per week for the first few months. The deer will smell the scent, and if they get closer to the property, they will see the movement of the Dog Decoy and will be scared away. Use One Dog Decoy sprayed with scent for deer for each open area you want deer to stay out of. Fewer Dog Decoys is most effective. One Dog Decoy should be sufficient for most residential properties. If you can see more than one Dog Decoy from any one place on your property, you have too many Dog Decoys. Fewer is better.
Many of our customers have found the Dog Decoy to be a very effective Deer deterrent. The Dog Decoy is a very cost effective solution, compared to other deer deterrent products such as deer fencing which can be an eye sore, and other sprays or granules that you may need to continuously re-apply when it rains. In addition, the Dog Decoy has no harmful chemicals and is safe to use around pets, children, and edible fruits, vegetables, and herbs. The Dog Decoy with the along with the scent, when used properly, will keep deer out of your yard for years to come. If deer are coming to eat out of bird feeders, you may want to take the feeders down for a month so they unlearn that your property is a place for food.
The Dog Decoy with a Wooden Base Accessory will keep ducks out of pools and small ponds (swimming pool size) and off of docks and boats very effectively. Use along with our new Water Watch Dog that appears as a dog swimming. The Dog Decoy IN CONJUNCTION WITH the Water Watch Dog will effectively keep ducks off of docks on large lakes and large ponds, and out of the body of water itself.
Place one Dog Decoy on a Wooden Base next to the pool or on the dock or boat. Move the Dog Decoy once per week to a new location. Just 10' one way, or 15' another way is enough to keep it effective. Be sure to place the Dog Decoy in an area where the ducks will see the dog as they fly into the area. They will see it and not land in that area.
Keep Ducks out of Your Pool with a Dog Decoy and Wooden Base.
The Dog Decoy without a Scent Disk Accessory is very effective keeping geese out of lawns, off of docks, out of swimming pools, and off of rooftops. During nesting season, include in the comment box of the checkout screen a request for the scent for geese. The scent sprayed along the top edge of the Dog Decoy will drip down the channels within the Dog Decoy and ask it moves around in the wind, the scent will waft in the area. The geese will not only see the Dog Decoy, but they will also smell a predator and will be less likely to nest in that area.
If the geese have nested in your area in previous years, it is best to put the Dog Decoy with the scent in the area where they have nested BEFORE they actually nest. If you find nests they have made previously, you can destroy the nests as long as there are no eggs in the nest. If there are eggs in the nest, contact your local Department of Natural Resources for guidance on laws in your area regarding your situation. The Canada Goose is still federally protected under The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918.
Using the Dog Decoys is a humane way to deter geese from areas they are unwanted and are a nuisance. Placing the Dog Decoys in the area where their nests would cause issues, the geese will naturally find a nesting place that is 'safer' for their broad. Nesting areas around high traffic areas can cause auto accidents and be extremely dangerous to the geese. Using the Dog Decoys early in the Spring to deter nesting in these areas can eliminate months of the geese staying in that area, since the baby goslings cannot fly until approximately 70 days after hatching.
When choosing the number of Dog Decoys needed for a property, fewer is more effective. Too many Dog Decoys on a property will not look realistic enough to the geese. One Dog Decoy per open area is best. For example, a typical residential property, may want one for the front yard and one for the back yard if the geese tend to visit both the front and back. If the geese normally only visit the back yard, maybe coming onto the lawn from a lake or pond, one Dog Decoy should be enough. Keep in mind that Geese do not understand property lines. This may sound silly, but look at the surrounding areas like a goose would. If they are landing in a neighborhood pond and then walking out of the pond into the residential yards, place the Dog Decoys around the pond to prevent them from landing in your neighborhood entirely.
The Pack of 3 Dog Decoys has been are most popular product for both residential and commercial properties. Normally, with three dogs you can strategically place them to deter the geese entirely.
One Dog Decoy will be effective at keeping Groundhogs away. Place the Dog Decoy in the area where the Groundhogs have been seen and be sure to move the Dog Decoy once per week for the first month. Moving once per month after that should keep the Dog Decoy working effectively to deter the groundhogs.
Seagulls leave a mess on docks, boats, rooftops, and other areas where they are unwanted. One Dog Decoy on a Wooden Base will keep seagulls away. Be sure no one is feeding them, however or nothing will keep them away!
Move the Dog Decoy once per day for the first week. Make sure the seagulls are not around when you move the dog. Moving the dog 10' one way, or 15' another way will keep it an effective solution for keeping seagulls away for years to come!
Under normal and very windy conditions, the Wooden Base will keep the Dog Decoy upright. In extremely windy areas, you may want to bolt down the wooden base so it does not tip.
One Dog Decoy will be effective at keeping Rabbits away. Place the Dog Decoy in the area where the Rabbits have been seen and be sure to move the Dog Decoy once per week for the first month. Moving once per month after that should keep the Dog Decoy working effectively to deter the Rabbits.
The Dog Decoy and Scent Disk Accessory has no harmful chemicals so it is safe to use around fruit, herb, and vegetable gardens.
Raccoons can be very destructive and get into everything! A Dog Decoy sprayed with our predator scent will keep Raccoons away from fruit trees, and bird feeders. Request a bottle of scent in the comment box on the checkout screen.
Place the Dog Decoy in the area the Raccoon have been visiting. If they are coming to eat bird food, dog food or cat food that is left out, bring that in for a week. This will teach them that you are no longer feeding them, and they should stay away. After the Dog Decoy has been out for a week, move the Dog Decoy 10' one way, or 15' another way so it is in a slightly different location, and then you can put the bird feeder, dog or cat food back out. The Raccoon should stay away.
One Dog Decoy along with our predator scent sprayed at the top edge of the Dog Decoy will be effective at keeping Woodchucks away. In the comment box on the checkout screen, request a bottle of our scent. Place the Dog Decoy in the area where the Woodchucks have been seen and be sure to move the Dog Decoy once per week for the first month. Moving once per month after that should keep the Dog Decoy working effectively to deter the Woodchucks.