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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 10:55 PM

Fox control?

Our GSD rolls herself in fox pee. Wash her and she is hell-bent to re-smell herself.

I know this behavior is normal and is the dog "camouflaging itself from its prey - not that it ever actually hunts.

But it begs two questions:

1. How does one rid the dog of the smell?

2. How does rid one's yard of the source - Mr. Fox?

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Reply Fox control? (Original post)
Stinky The Clown Nov 2012 OP
TorchTheWitch Nov 2012 #1
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #2
get the red out Nov 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Nov 2012 #4
get the red out Nov 2012 #5
TorchTheWitch Nov 2012 #6
Auntie Bush Jan 2013 #7

Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 03:21 AM

1. you could try wolf pee

I'm serious. The scent of a larger predator may have the foxes choosing to stay out of that area. I know you can buy synthetic wolf pee for keeping rodents, deer and other critters away from your property. One of my neighbors uses it to keep the raccoons and possums out of his yard, and it works great. I think he said he buys it at the hardware store.
http://www.predatorpee.com/

As for getting the stink off the dog I suppose you could try the skunk stink neutralizer spray... if it works for something as pungent as skunk stink it should get rid of other stinks on the dog, too. Does just bathing the dog not get rid of the stink?

I like having the foxes around our area... I think they're really keeping the rodents away. Haven't had a single mouse since the foxes showed up again after the summer. I don't know why but you don't see them so much in the really warm months. It's when it gets chilly at night that they're all over the place. If I don't see at least one while out walking the dog at night it feels like something is wrong since we always see them.


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Response to TorchTheWitch (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 07:51 PM

2. LOL, then the dog rolls around in wolf pee.

I wonder which one is worse!

Actually, I have no answer to the OP (I also would love to see foxes around), so I had to just comment on this.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:07 PM

3. Wouldn't wolf pee smell like dog pee?

They are nearly genetically identical canids from what I've read of dog origins.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 07:38 PM

4. Um, maybe. I just don't know my pee well enough.

Aren't foxes canines too?

Actually, a dog rolling in any pee isn't appealing to me. Fox, wolf, dog, ick!

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:51 AM

5. Me either

My dog prefers dead things and raccoon poop to roll in, I don't know if that's any better though.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:03 PM

6. I have no idea

But they can tell whose pee belongs to who if they've sniffed at another creature's privates before. I know my dog can tell that the scent of Mr. Bunny-bun is different from all other bunnies (there's a bunny that always waits for us at the top of the hill right around midnight that likes to tease the dog... Yoshi gets very upset if we're late on our walk at night because Mr. Bunny-bun doesn't wait around for us for long though sometimes he'll wait for us in his special spot around the time of our return trip). Mr. Bunny-bun thinks it's great fun to hop along in front of the dog keeping just a few yards away. They keep this up for a couple of blocks until we get to the fat pine tree and then they go round and round the tree the same way, but Mr. Bunny-bun likes to cheat and either changes direction or hides in the tree and then darts out right under Yoshi's legs. Mr. Bunny-bun is the only bunny he wants to play with... any other bunny he sees he wants to chase and murder.

In any case, I guess if wolf pee doesn't work there's also bear pee. Personally though, I think it would probably be easier just to train the dog not to roll around in anyone's pee. Thankfully, Yoshi doesn't have any interest in rolling in pee, but he sure does like to sniff it and taste it.


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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:09 PM

7. You could try tomatoe juice...gets rid of skunk smelll...maybe will get out fox pee too.

Can't hurt...worth a try anyway. Think about ways to use baking soda and club soda in some way.

How about squirting the area where she rolls with some kind of rug deoderizer for dog pee. ????? Not much help but it might spark an idea.

I noticed this is an old post so you've probably solved the problem. How did it turn out and what did you use?

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