In my area we have many skunks that seem to come visiting from time to time. Gix has been sprayed not once but twice. He thinks all animals are his friend and didn't learn his listen the first time. I didn't want the hassle of traps or killing them, that's just wrong. I could never do that, they are just trying to live also. My grandfather told me that dog hair will keep them away. The skunks would think there were many dogs around and avoid the area. It works great. I have to spread it over the perimeter of the yard and add to it every several weeks or so. Such a great tip. Every time I groom the dogs I spread their hair.