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• White vinegarStep 1 - Purchase an empty spray bottle (recommended) or re-purpose an empty one. If you choose to re-purpose a bottle which once held a commercial cleaner, make sure that you rinse it out thoroughly with hot water and wash it out with soap. Absolutely no traces of substances that may be toxic to your pooch should remain. We highly suggest that you only repurpose bottles which originally contained non-toxic substances.Step 2 - Add your ingredients. Pour 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of white vinegar into the spray bottle. Shake well, and spray on all items you want your dog to stop chewing. Apple cider vinegar is the base for most bitter apple sprays. You can spray it on items you don't want your dog to chew on without damaging them. The tart taste serves as a repellent. If you don't have apple cider vinegar handy, mix 2 cups of lemon juice with 1 cup of white vinegar. The lemon juice will also taste tart, and discourage your beastie from chewing.Step 3 - Spray Away. Spray the objects you'd like your pooch to stop chewing. Reapply the deterrent spray every week. If you forget, then the taste will fade and Fido will go back to chewing up that sofa. Be consistent in reapplication so your four-legged pal gets the message.Step 4 - Drive the Message Home. As your clever pooch is learning to not chew on your things because they taste bad, reinforce his learning when you catch him in the act. Stand tall, hold out your finger and give him a stern "No!" Getting upset will only serve to confuse him, and he might even misinterpret your yelling as an invitation to play. If you don't catch him in the act, hold up your chewed-up sneaker and say "No!" Using the deterrent spray in tandem with training is an effective way to get your pooch to not chew up all your worldly possessions. Bitter apple spray is not a substitute for behavioral training.Warnings and ConsiderationsNever spray any repellent -- even non-toxic homemade deterrent spray such as this one -- into your dog's eyes AND never apply it onto your dog's skin to prevent him from chewing on himself, such as his tail or paws. Skin that has been chewed or licked could be raw or broken and will need to be reviewed by a veterinarian to see if topical antibiotics are required.Consider, too, that all repellants (and all dogs!) are not created equal. so this spray will not discourage ALL dogs from chewing. Additionally, some dogs have the tendency to become tolerant to its taste.By Vivian GomezReferences: Bitter Apple Spray for DOGS (8 oz) - EntirelyPets
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The base for most bitter apple sprays is apple cider vinegar. This vinegar has a tart taste that most dogs stay away from, making it a perfect repellent.Mixing three-parts cold water with one-part white vinegar in a spray bottle creates an effective solution that can help take puppy stains out of carpeting as well as discourage chewing and urinating. White vinegar is a natural disinfectant and a natural deodorizer as well. The vinegar scent will disappear within a few minutes after use and take other odors along with it. Dogs have sensitive noses, however, and they can still detect it and will generally stay away from it because it bothers their noses. The water and vinegar solution is completely non-toxic and 100 percent safe around kids and pets. Some people prefer this method because there is no alcohol in it. It is used the same way as Bitter Apple or Listerine. Just spray the mixture on items that are not supposed to be chewed and see if it is effective for your dog.Bitter Apple has been a popular dog-training device and chew deterrent since 1960. It normally comes in a spray form, and while the smell can't be detected by humans, both the taste and the smell are harsh to dogs. It is non-toxic and won't stain carpet or fabric so it is frequently used as an anti-chew device. By spraying Bitter Apple on items in your home such as shoes or furniture, your dog is discouraged from chewing on them. While Bitter Apple is effective for most dogs, it does not work for all.Before you cover your sofa in bitter apple spray, test the spray first on a corner of the fabric. Make sure the apple spray doesn't damage or discolor any object before you spray away. While most dogs will hate the smell and taste of bitter apple, some pups like taste deterrents like bitter apple spray. Should your pooch enjoy bitter apple, try other taste deterrents.