How to keep dogs away from Christmas tree

Rosa Farber
by Rosa Farber
  9 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 16, 2017
    Here's another Question and Answer site where someone had the same question. Read the comments to see what others have done.

    This video sounds and looks like it's from the 1950's so it's cute to watch but there are a lot of ideas here. The best one, in my opinion is near the end. Spray lemon water on the tree. Dogs & cats don't like the smell.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 16, 2017
    We used to put our tree inside a play pen to keep all 3 of the kids and 2 dogs out of it. It worked great!

  • Annie Chapman Annie Chapman on Dec 16, 2017
    My sister put a little fence around her tree to keep chihuahuas from "opening" the presents. It's really cute and corrals the gifts as well. The fence is only about 18" tall and is painted white.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 16, 2017
    Our living room is not real big. We have to move furniture in order to fit it in by the bay window. We move the love seat so that is now perpendicular to the wall and turn the end table so that it is going in the right direction next to the love seat. We put the coffee table the same way it was, but push it out a little so that it isn't too close to the tree. The other end table blocks the other side, and that makes an almost complete enclosure around the tree with the wall and bay window at the back. Works real well for us with four dogs and a cat. So far so good. Haven't had a pet do anything to a tree in years.

  • I have 6 cats and 6 dogs, all know the tree is off limits. Cats push the faux wrapped gifts around under the tree and build themselves forts to nap in. The bottom portion of the tree has non breakable ornaments in the "tail zone" - if you freak out so will the dog. I just trained them all and it was pretty simple.

  • Barb Barb on Dec 16, 2017
    Try wrapping large size boxes creating a barrier around your tree and be sure to add bricks to keep them weighted down to prevent the dog from knocking them over and this will also create a beautiful prop of gifts when visitors come. Here‘s A few picture ideas📌🎄

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 17, 2017
    There are little fences you can use. Put the tree in a playpen. Raise the tree on a table. Use a spray like bitter lemon that dogs don't like.....

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Oct 31, 2020

    Hi! Pups, especially big ones are a challenge. My daughter puts a fence around hers, that can be used to pen the dog. It works! Good luck!