It's kinda like a new bird feeder, if you build it they will come. Dogs just add entertainment value for critters.
We'e had so much rain, our garden is fluorishing. We have a lot of vegetation on our property that the deer usually eat and stay out of our garden. Last week the deer mowed down all the corn, green beans, lettuce, and even trimmed back my tomatoes. There's a lot they didn't eat, but this year I'll have more time to work on our cottage instead.
During the day we watch the baby deer chase each other like puppies, while their mom watches us. Then the lights go down, and they move in.