How do I get rid of snails in a dog-friendly way?

by Chami

I need a dog friendly way to get rid of the snails. I hand pick as much as I can but it is not enough.My dog is frequently outside by herself, so I don't want her getting into anything harmful.

  10 answers
  • Sylvia Ivie Sylvia Ivie on Apr 07, 2019

    beer, pour some in a shallow pan and place it where the snails and slugs are next and snales

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    • Martha Martha on Jun 29, 2020

      Training your dog is the only long-term solution, OP.

      I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.

      But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Apr 07, 2019

    Snails do not like egg shells so wherever they are visiting, put down a layer of crushed shells.

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Apr 07, 2019

    Here are some good suggestions, but make sure you read them, some might not be good for your dog either.

  • Lol, I agreed with the beer and then saw your comment! Salt is the only think I know. I have the same problem in my back yard where I can not use chemicals either because of my dogs... mine is grubs, they dig up and eat.

  • Phyllis Phyllis on Apr 08, 2019

    Get a Duck, they love snails!

  • Phyllis Phyllis on Apr 08, 2019

    I had MALLARD DUCKS they sure LOVE SNAILS.!

  • Granny Jan Granny Jan on Apr 08, 2019

    I use something called SLUGGO.

  • Sophie Sophie on Apr 09, 2019

    When a snail's touches copper, they're electrocuted. Possibly, you can leave beer out during the evening and wrap the dish with copper wire. They'll get a double whammy.

  • Lisa Lisa on Apr 09, 2019

    Beer in a can or lid for them to climb into,put in gardens,flower beds,

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Aug 02, 2020

    Hi Chami, we have a whole bunch of fur babies too and it might sound silly but we have a few overturned flowerpots, with a stone placed under the rim to lift them up a bit, scattered around our garden. We check them every few days for snails. They like crawling inside. Grapefruit and orange halves work too. We also try watering our garden in the morning instead of the evening. Snails and slugs like moist conditions so by watering in the morning it gives the surface soil time to dry out by the evening when snails are most active.