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Old 07-20-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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I'm at my witts end. He's on his 4th rug. I can't afford to keep replacing them. Any suggestions? Thank you I'm desperate.
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Do you have any chew toys for him???
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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I bought tons of chew toys after he chewed the FIRST rug.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:32 AM   #4
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I'm at my witts end. He's on his 4th rug. I can't afford to keep replacing them. Any suggestions? Thank you I'm desperate.
Get him into an expen . . .but if you are a stay home mom, go buy bitter apple . . and start spraying where he likes to chew . . .hopefully he'll eventually realize they taste yukky and will find something else
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LOL. Sorry to laugh but I know exactally what you are going through!
Buddy chewed up "13". Only the corners of course! I refused to take them
up, he had to learn not to chew them. When they got bad I replaced them.
I finally was told about Bitter Apple. I sprayed the corners and good bye
chewing, it really worked. I have heard some dogs really like it but thank
heavens Buddy was not one of them. I still have two that are missing one
corner. The rest of the rug is like new. It will end but in the mean time
try Bitter Apple.
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How long does it last after you spray it? Thanks.
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How long does it last after you spray it? Thanks.
You should spray it a couple days in a row to keep the scent there and then
about once a week. But if they do not like it they will remember not to chew
there. It is really bitter. Hope it works for you.
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not for very long, that's for sure. . . you just make sure to keep spraying it before he gets to it . .eventually he'll realize he needs to find something that does not taste yukky!
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OMG I thought I was the only one who had this problem! Jill is doing the same thing only she decided to chew the center out of my vintage braided rug in the front hall. Then I noticed she chewed a hole in the one that I have in the family room. I have plenty of chew toys available to her. She just likes chewing on soft things. Her favorite toys are soft toys. I have yet to catch her in the act!
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Same thing over here. Mimi has chewed the corner of my walls (down to the metal) flip flops, rugs, ect.... I couldn't take it anymore..I fixed the walls and sprayed them down with bitter apple. It really works! She doesn't chew my walls or anything else anymore. On the other hand Timmy is not a chewer...woooo I don't think I can handle 2 chewers.
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LoL Mine chewed up all my area rugs too. I just made sure they have things to chew on. They dont do it anymore.
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Mine chews rugs too - and, he isn't even much of a chewer. He has chewed the binding off a very large area rug that I have in my front room.

I have an off-white rug and have seriously though about sprinkling some "white pepper" along the edge. I don't want to hurt him - but my rug cost $1800 and it's going to need to be replaced because of him (and then how many replacement after that!) And, I thought that if he tasted pepper only one or two times, he'd never do it again.

I'll try "bitter apple" first.

***** When people ask us how much we paid for our dogs - we should add on all the rugs they have ruined..... very expensive!!!

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what I do when I see her doing something she is not suppose to do is squirt her with a water bottle, she hates to be wet so this has helped with her begging, and biting at her clothes. worth a try.
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what I do when I see her doing something she is not suppose to do is squirt her with a water bottle, she hates to be wet so this has helped with her begging, and biting at her clothes. worth a try.
I tried that on Buddy. The result was he was soaking wet and kept coming
back for more. At first I was annoyed he would not stop when I sprayed him
but each time he went back chewing I sprayed him again until he was soaking
wet. I wound up laughing my head off with him jumping all over me since he thought this was a new game. So I went out and bought the
bitter apple.

P.S. I even put a small amount of white vinegar in the spray bottle with
no added results. He smelled like vinegar and I had to bath him!
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