How do I discourage hedgehogs from coming into the garden?
I have a ten year old Staffy that I re-homed last year and, unfortunately, he will pick up any hedgehog that he sees. Hedgehogs have always been welcome in my garden previously, but after rescuing a few from his jaws last summer and removing them from the garden, I feel I should be discouraging them from coming in now just to keep both hedgehog and dog safe from injury. So far this year he has already picked up two that we've come across on our late evening walk round the block, or possibly the same one two evenings in a row.
My old dog just used to stand and bark at them so I have no idea how to stop this one from just snatching a hedgehog off the ground as soon as he spots it, and if he can smell one in the garden he will just hunt around until he's found it.