how to keep the dog from peeing on the christmas tree

@cyntrow (8524)
United States
December 10, 2007 9:41pm CST
OK, it may sound silly, but it's a real problem. a tree is the dog's natural toilet. So when we bring the tree into the house, can we blame the dog for annointing the presents underneath the tree. I've been locking my dogs in the kitchen for 17 straight christmas'. Does anyone have another alternative??
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@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Dec 07
Well it is probably too late this year, but next year before you put any presents under the tree spray the bottom of the tree with plain ammonia. Spray all around the floor too. Just soak the lower limbs and make the dog sleep in that room all night. He will not pee on that tree! By morning you will not be able to smell the ammonia but he will still smell it. It will not hurt the tree it will just make it stay green longer. If you can still spray the tree now without hurting anything, it still might work now.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I forgot to add, it keeps cats off too!
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
31 Dec 07
Thanks for Best Response cyntrow! You never told me if you tried this trick yet this year. You know ammonia works out in the yard too. It keeps the grass green and keeps the bugs and snakes away as well as stray cats. You just put it in one of those plastic bottle yard sprayers that you hook to the hose and spray away. Happy new year!
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
1 Jan 08
It did work, in fact. I was able to let him into the living room. He did try to eat the Christmas balls, but he didn't pee on the tree. Thanks for the advice.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
13 Dec 07
lol i have a suggestion, but dont hold it against me, i dont like dogs! oh... maybe i better keep it to myself. *gigges*
• United States
13 Dec 07
we donhave a dog at home but i have one at work i have a small tree on my dest that he can't get to have ya tired putting something around the tree so he can't get to it maybe one of then baby fense
@wrdsofwisdm (1070)
• United States
11 Dec 07
I have 2 dogs also. We get real trees every year but we place them in a large container...you know, like the ones for large plants outdoors. We put pea gravel in the container and then the tree sits in there. As for the presents..I guess maybe you should only put them out the night before they are to be opened. I know that pet stores also carry sprays to discourage dogs from doing their business in the house but I can't say they work because I haven't used them. Wish I had more tips for ya.
@xboxboy (5578)
11 Dec 07
17 xmases? if that dog can still lift it's leg to pee at that age it deserves the right to pee anywhere it wants!!! that is like me peeing standing up at 119 years old! my grandad is 89 and pees in his seat. we smack his nose with a rolled up newspaper but he still does it!!
@ParaTed2k (22700)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
11 Dec 07
Pull one or two of the lightbulbs out somewhere close to the bottom of the tree. It should only take once. ;~D
• Trinidad And Tobago
11 Dec 07
this is funny.LOL!