Today’s Ask the Peeman: Pee for Dog Training?

Greetings from Winterberry Farm!

The sun has been shining and spring has finally taken a firm hold up here. With 70 degree temps, it is tempting to want to start planting in the garden. But, everyone who lives in Maine knows the rule – don’t plant your garden till after Memorial Day! An unwelcome spring frost can ruin a lot of hard work. Anyway, today’s post is another in the Ask the Peeman series. These two questions came in over the peemail this week:

I’m trying to get my dog to pee on a patch of astroturf on my balcony, but she won’t do it – she will only go outside where she seeks out places that other dogs have peed. Do you guys sell dog pee or another pee that would work to attract my dog to where I want her to go? Thanks, Amie

Hi – Do you sell dog pee for training dogs to go in a particular part of the yard? If not, what would you recommend? Have you had other customers for whom this has worked? Thanks, Marie

My answer to both of these questions is plain and simple. Yes! We sell predatorpee for dog training.

gray_and_white_terrier_looking_upIn the animal world, urine is the great communicator. It not only warns prey of the presence of a predator, but also communicates territorial boundaries to members of like species. Dogs react instinctively to the scent of canine urine and this is how you can use CoyotePee or FoxPee to help you direct dogs to the areas of your yard that you designate as “dog restrooms.” Both males and females will be drawn to areas scented by CoyotePee and FoxPee and gradually make this their preferred spot. This allows you to keep the rest of the yard un-marked by unsightly stains and dead grass. Use CoyotePee for medium-sized breeds and FoxPee for small breeds.



PeeMan Q & A

Well, I would like to report that the crocuses and daffodils are in bloom and the birds are ushering in the Spring warmth, but that would be a big fat lie. We have almost a foot of snow and the Canadian wind is still blowing cold. Anyway, enough about my problems. Lets get to other peoples problems. Here is a sampling of some questions that I have been getting lately. Hope you will find this information helpful. The PeeMan


Hi there,

I am interested in purchasing either some coyote pee  or some wolf pee. What are the scent tags made of?  how close do they need to be in order to be effective ? I have 1 acre of crops as well as half acre pond. How much would I need to keep an active deer population out of my property for the summer? Thank you very much for your time.


Thanks for the questions. ScentTags are made from an absorbent felt material. You can use either CoyotePee or WolfPee. If there are coyotes in your area, go with the WolfPee. Spacing is every 10-12 feet. See this link for info on how to create an effective “pee-rimeter“. Generally speaking a 12 oz bottle and a dozen ScentTags will treat a 150 lineal feet twice.


Mr. Peeman, I am the grounds supervisor at a large government facility and we have an ongoing problem with gophers and ground squirrels in our lawns and landscape. Would your product be effective when lawn sprinklers are in operation 2 to 3 times per week? How effective and how long lasting is your product? I have about 440 acres of lawns and landscape here on center to try abating the problem.


Thanks for the email. We normally try to create a “pee-rimeter” around the property, but protecting the entire 440 acres might be a bit tough. However, since the gophers and ground squirrels use burrows and tunnels I would take a different approach. I would start by working from the hardest hit areas gradually outward by spraying the holes with either CoyotePee or FoxPee. This would cause the critters to migrate out from there and over time you could work them back to the tree line or other non-landscaped areas. Re-spraying the area every 10 days or so should do the trick. We currently are about to introduce a self-contained one-gallon pump spray container that would be just the ticket for your application.


I have a bottle of Bearpee and was wondering if it was ok to use it for scent training for my hounds?