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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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What's a good chewing deterrent?

Can someone recommend a good chewing deterrent product like Bitter Apple, except one that really works? I have not found it to be an effective product.
My 10-month-old Sheltie still can't resist chewing some things. And the new puppy-to-be will need a little deterrent too, I'm sure.
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my GF an i bought a bottle of "watch 'N' crate. after we
took it all we wanted to do was watch our puppy and crate
him when we couldn't watch him.
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my GF an i bought a bottle of "watch 'N' crate. after we
took it all we wanted to do was watch our puppy and crate
him when we couldn't watch him.
Clever.
Yes, I have some of that, too.

Just hoping someone might also know of a product they could recommend.
Thank you.
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forget about products or gagets to stop chewing.
keep a watchful eye, crate, leash and train.
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forget about products or gagets to stop chewing.
keep a watchful eye, crate, leash and train.
This.
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I'm with the others on this. Also, most of the bitter whatevers and that sort of products, don't work. Many dogs actually like the taste of them.

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I mentioned in another thread about one of my dogs who used to like to play tug with the grill cover. Sounds funny, except he was a big strong dog and drug the grill off the patio, across the yard partway and it hit the ground backwards. My trainer recommended vinegar water 50/50 mix. 4 times a day, spritzed the grill cover, and the dog got a squirt in his mouth. He hated it. He didn't mind bitter apple.

Did that for a few days and he never messed with the grill cover again.

This would obviously smell quite terrible for use indoors.
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I mentioned in another thread about one of my dogs who used to like to play tug with the grill cover. Sounds funny, except he was a big strong dog and drug the grill off the patio, across the yard partway and it hit the ground backwards. My trainer recommended vinegar water 50/50 mix. 4 times a day, spritzed the grill cover, and the dog got a squirt in his mouth. He hated it. He didn't mind bitter apple.

Did that for a few days and he never messed with the grill cover again.

This would obviously smell quite terrible for use indoors.
Thank your good old fashioned, ego-free "household hint". I appreciate it.
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