HELP. Dog lover advice needed. What do ROTTIES hate to taste?????

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HELP. Dog lover advice needed. What do ROTTIES hate to taste?????

Bignuf Bignuf
We have THREE Rottweilers. We have had Rotties for twenty years. We THOUGHT we knew the breed. WELL.......this one puppy, six months old, is driving us NUTS. He is a VERY good boy in every respect, EXCEPT he is eating our house. LITERALLY. He ate the legs of our dining room chairs, he has literally eaten our couch to shreds, and this morning, after breakfast, we discover one leg of our $35,000 grand piano has become a toothpick.

He already has his big boy teeth, so he really should NOT be teething now. Don't advise us to get chew toys or rawhide as you could not step TWO feet in our home without stepping on dog toys. You cannot stand at ANY spot in the house without being able to count 100 toys in immediate view. THAT is not the problem.

We try and REDIRECT him to chew GOOD toys when we catch him....but shortly he is back to finding something else "bad" to chew.

We have tried BITTER APPLE SPRAY, and then the THREE OTHER BRANDS of "no chew spray" they sell at PetSmart and PetCo. He licks the stuff like it's candy. Does not even slow him down.

SO....my question. ANYONE have any ideas for PET SAFE spray, wipe, or anything, that will keep him from chewing what is left of our furniture?????

THANKS for any good advice.
09/02/2012
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spookycutie spookycutie
wish I knew - one of my dogs LOVES to EAT WOOD! luckily his teeth are nowhere near as big as a rottie's!
09/02/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Clove oil has done me well for years. A drop or two on stuff they like to chew on will do wonders. After you apply it take a small bit and tap them on the nose, they will naturally lick/smell it, then take a taste for yourself to see why they will avoid it from then on.
09/02/2012
Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Forget doggie sprays, make your own spray with cayenne pepper or chili powder. After one more time, the dog will not touch it. Dogs also don't like regular black pepper but if it's a bad problem I would go straight for the hot stuff.
09/02/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Bitter Apple worked for us.
09/02/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Cayenne pepper would be my thought. You can make your own, or buy it at a feed store, they use it to keep racehorses from eating their overnight bandages.
09/02/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
THANKS TO ALL for the great advice. WE tried the bitter apple...by the gallon. He thought it was a TREAT. WE tried the other store brands too. NO GOOD. WE then wrote this post and DID try the CLOVE OIL. Wish we knew about that sooner. IT WORKED. He has not TOUCHED the couch since. NOT INTERESTED at all. Must be YUKKY STUFF, but still amazing his sisters will play ON the couch, so the smell must not be bad to them. He is just NOT eating it. Yahoooooo. THANK YOU.

Meanwhile, we will keep the PEPPER idea as a BACKUP in case any other areas are put at risk and if the clove oil starts failing us.

THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE. You people are THE BEST!!!!!!!!!
09/06/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Clove oil has done me well for years. A drop or two on stuff they like to chew on will do wonders. After you apply it take a small bit and tap them on the nose, they will naturally lick/smell it, then take a taste for yourself to see why they will ...
IT WORKED. You are AWESOME. Interesting that he now will not CHEW any of the couch,but still does not mind sitting on it, or chewing his bone on it. He is just not EATING it. His two sisters are totally unfazed by it. They still sit there, as always. (they NEVER did any chewing like him) That CLOVE oil is GOOD STUFF...easy to get, easy to use. IDEAL. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.
09/06/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by spookycutie
wish I knew - one of my dogs LOVES to EAT WOOD! luckily his teeth are nowhere near as big as a rottie's!
Try that CLOVE OIL. WOW does it ever work.
09/06/2012
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