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What is the best way to get your dog to stop chewing on the furniture?

  1. MatthewLeo1701 profile image71
    MatthewLeo1701posted 5 years ago

    What is the best way to get your dog to stop chewing on the furniture?

  2. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 5 years ago

    Plenty of exercise, plenty of hard chew toys such as Nylabones, training and mental stimulation....see my hub for more information: http://dubuquedogtrainer.hubpages.com/h … nd-Chewing

  3. jenniferrpovey profile image92
    jenniferrpoveyposted 5 years ago

    In addition to what Dubuque says, you could try putting hot sauce or some other unpleasant tasting substance on the furniture.

  4. larcaustin46 profile image87
    larcaustin46posted 5 years ago

    We used a product called Bitter Apple--it's available in pet stores and you spray it on furniture or anything else you don't want the dog to chew on.  You may have to reapply over several days, but the dog eventually loses interest in the yucky taste and will leave the furniture alone.

  5. datahound profile image66
    datahoundposted 5 years ago

    Dubuquedogtrainer is right on and knows her stuff.  Read her article.  Most of my dogs simple got used to hot sauce or bitter apple and actually liked it after a bit.  I've been through several power chewers and plenty of good exercise is the best defense.  I would add using a crate as well when you are not there.