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Sasha loves Bitter Apple spray. She licks it off and then chews the walls. I've rubbed a bar of soap on corners, baseboards and cupboards... and she licks and chews that, too. She has bones and Kongs filled with peanut butter and ropes and squeaky toys. She's confined to a small bathroom with her toys when we're away. I need other ideas on how to discourage inappropriate chewing. Is there product besides Bitter Apple that might work?
 

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Murphy licks the bitter apple spray off things, too. Weirdo. He's not quite so forward with a good dousing of white vinegar. Of course, your room will smell like vinegar, but I don't think it's all that unpleasant!
 

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Have you tried pepper or tabasco?
I have a VERY spicy Indian chili powder that I will try next. Good idea. Thanks.

a good dousing of white vinegar.
Actually, I use vinegar as a cleaner. I'll try it if the pepper doesn't work.

Sheesh! My bathroom is going to smell like salad dressing! LOL
 

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Apparently my puppy likes the taste of soap, Bitter Apple spray, vinegar and excruciatingly spicy hot Indian chili powder just as much as she enjoys wood trim, drywall and cupboard doors. :( I'm at a loss.
 

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You could try this product. But be sure to mix it with water and shake well. It is an oil and is very potent. I would apply it with a brush on the areas that he chews.
http://www.amazon.com/Saddler-JM-Co...P1KO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328922178&sr=8-2 I sprayed my front yard with this when my rude neighbor was brining her dog over in the morning to do his business. The dog refused to come into the yard. Plus I have a friend who lives on a farm and sprayed her front porch to keep the stray tom cats from spraying there.
 

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Bitter Apple sometimes fails, b/c the tastebuds for bitter are in the back of the dog's throat, so he doesn't taste it until he chews and swallows. Capsaicin (Hot Pepper/ Tabasco) sometimes works. Otherwise, distraction, surprise, blockades ...
 

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Otherwise, distraction, surprise, blockades ...
Hot pepper didn't work. I had hoped toys and stuffed Kongs would provide distraction. I can't surprise her when I'm not home. As for blockades, I may have to keep her in a kennel when I'm out instead of just a small bathroom.

You could try this product.
Thanks for suggesting Rap Last. I'll call the ag supply shops nearby to see if they have it.
 

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We tried Cayenne. Caeda didn't care much (SO persistent!), she'd wait until it dissipated and chew again. It might work for you though.
The trick to Cayenne is getting it in liquid form. The way we did it was brewed it in the coffee maker. Just put several spoonfuls in the filter, water in, and let it run through. Warning though...if you spray too much it seriously smells and gives the effect (at least to humans) of relatively mild pepper spray if it hangs in the air. Also be careful because the colour can stain stuff....but for hard surfaces it MIGHT not stain (test a spot first!).
We mainly used it outside to try to dissuade her from chewing a piece of siding on the house she was particularly enthralled with, and to dissuade digging. If you stay on it and spray often enough it could work, or at least work long enough that your puppy is distracted by something else.
 

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I used a hot chili powder. My bathroom, her puppy pen, smells like Doritos now and she likes to taste it. This powder is much more spicy than cayenne.
 
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