Dog Chewing Sprays and Repellant to Keep Dogs From
There are numerous products on the market where the manufacturers swear their dog
anti chew spray product is the best no chew spray out there.
You can go read the comments on the product pages where some posters have
indicated favorable results with products like the cider bitter sprays, cherry bitter sprays and tea tree oils.
However, before you can get excited about the product helping you, you'll read where several posters
state the product didn't work for
You'll have to decide if the products will help with your dog's chewing
I will suggest that you don't just spray the product as directed by the maker of
the product and then go off leaving your dog unsupervised.
You may come back to find hundreds of dollars of damage and
Fido happily wagging his tail. He won't understand why you are mad at the surprise he worked so hard to make
just for you.
What Chew Spray For
Dogs Did I Try with Our Basset Hounds?
I tried a dog chewing repellant spray that contained tea tree oil
with NO luck to keep them
from making their dog house the main meal.
Did I apply it wrong? I don't think so as I sprayed the dog house daily as
instructed at the first small sign of the dog house becoming their next chew toy.
By the way, our two spoiled dogs had plenty of chew toys to occupy
their time but it seemed like the
more I sprayed the dog house; the more our two basset hounds loved
chewing the wood.
After using a whole spray bottle in the battle they eventually won, I gave them the now empty bottle of the dog anti chew spray.
They happily chewed the bottle as their trophy and is now a play
toy as you see in the picture.
Finally, since they were only damaging a
structure within their kennel I built, I chose to abandon the battle of saving the dog house.
Some day I may go with a plastic dog house as there as some nice looking models on
What About Home Remedy
Chew Spray For Dogs?
With our two previous dachshunds, we tried the hot sauce and the cayenne pepper
mixes on the exterior wood frame at the back door and the exterior fence
Outside the house, we had some short lived luck with the chew spray
home remedies and I was really having fun knowing that I had to apply
those home chew sprays everyday...not. Finally, the dogs decided it was a treat and seemed to like the stuff so my
experiment with the home remedies ended.
Inside the house, we were not sure if these two home remedy sprays would
permanently stain materials so we chose not to spray either of these mixtures on the wood in the house, wall paper for sure and definitely not on
Instead, the decision was made to never to leave the dachshunds unsupervised in
the interior of the house. A small interior kennel was used to secure them if we were not around.
The basset hounds will never be left unsupervised in the house. With the large
kennel I built outside, they enjoy their time outside eating their dog house when they are not inside the house enjoying their chewable bones
with us watching them.
Oh, I didn't even waste my time testing the home remedies on the two basset
hounds. They would probably start begging for it to be put on their dog food.
Here Is One Mistake I
Made - Something To Keep In Mind
Maybe, I should have tried to use the home remedy spray or any chew spray in the
garage but didn't think about it when I put the two dachshunds in there one day.
They were okay until some abandoned dogs excited them and then the battle was on
to eat through the sheetrock to get to their new buddies waiting outside.
Fortunately, I caught them in time before the damage became
major which meant no more time in the garage without supervision or
without being kenneled.
What Else Are People
Trying As A Dog Chewing Repellant?
Some people are using the Scat Mat to try to break a dog's chewing
habit or to try to at least keep their dog away from a favorite piece of furniture.
Other people are using the scat mat to keep their dogs from jumping up at the edge
of the counter tops to see what goodies may be there to claim as their own.
Maybe I should try to purchase a scat mat to try since our basset hounds love to
see what's cooking.
So far Bailey, our female basset hound, has scored twice as she
loves jumping up at the counter top and quickly grabbing a hand towel lying on the counter.
Unfortunately two cooking dishes made of glass came with the towels that she
claimed as her own.
To Recap Important
Make Sure Your Dog Gets Plenty Of Exercise -
(Yes, while that will make your dog healthier and tired, that alone is not going to
stop Fido from really wanting to chew something that catches his eye especially when you are not around to say no. Secure Fido in a safe
non tempting environment when you are gone.)
Use Spray To Keep Dogs
(Read above about my negative experience and my suggestion about testing the dog anti
chew spray. keep in mind that your dog may actually hate the bitter
sprays on the market and the spray selected may be just what you needed.
Just because our dogs thought the no chew sprays were delicious treats
doesn't mean your dog will do the same. Only by trying them will you know
Don't Leave Your Dogs Unattended Where They Can
Cause Expensive Damage:
(Even if you use an anti chew
spray, I personally recommend that you use an outdoor kennel or a smaller indoor kennel to safely secure your dogs
when you are not around to properly supervise their behavior.)
The Scat Mat Is Being
Used By Some As A Dog Chewing Repellant:
(You can't scat mat everything in a house so even if this works, you should slowly
experiment with this product when you are home to make sure it works. Even then, I still recommend an outdoor kennel or a smaller indoor kennel
to safely secure your dogs when you are not around to properly supervise
Good luck with keeping your dogs safe while keeping expensive dog generated damages
to your house and furnishings to a minimum.