does anyone recommend anything for him to chew away on or an anti chew spray
Also currently looking for:
1 Ladies Shoe to replace
1 New Phone Charger (doh!)
1 Sony PS3 TV Cables
1 Cable TV connection cable
1 Chair leg
1 Kitchen floor
actually on a serious note i think a spray would be good to spray on electrical cables... just in case!
|Bitter Apple spray works for most dogs, but some enjoy the flavor.
Nylabones will keep him happily chewing, if he likes them. I also recommend a Kong.
When is he getting into this stuff? Are you home?
|In the States you have a company who make the Orbee toys, these toys when new smell of pepermint and our dogs love them, they are guarenteed for life. A further advantage of these toys is they can be washed and look like new. With the Kong it stinks of rubber and made our dog sneeze. I highly recommend an Orbee toy as it is indistructable.|
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|thanks for the advice ill look into all of that
i actually work from home - so i am there all the time, usually Wilbur isnt that far from my eyes view.
However Chance our little boy is special needs sometimes ill be out of Wilburs site for a little longer than usually when I have to deal with Chance in his room - its usually at these times i will put him out into our screened of area in the back, but since we are having work done to it, its out of bounds for him right now.
This appears to be Wilburs perfect opportunity to cause mischief
Also at night he sleeps in the house - we've never known him to chew things other than his toys but the other morning i woke up to find he had pulled up and chewed a large area of the kitchen floor!
Which was kinda embarrasing as he had to goto the Vets that day, i hadnt noticed that when i put him on the Vet's table that when he stood up he had all big pieces of kitchen lino stuck to his underside which the vet had to cut off with scissors!
|I highly recommend Tuffies toys if you're looking for a more stuffed animal like toy that (with one dog) will last a really, really long time. They're strong and super reinforced. We had the snake for over a year with both boys playing tug of war with him. We also bought the T-Rex but Bear took out a personal vendetta against him and worked for weeks to get the T-Rex's tail off when I wasn't paying attention. Unfortunately, the T-Rex lost but, even with weeks of work, he only took off the tip of the tail!
| Would love to find a snake
Best/tuff for tug & long enough to be carried
by 2 shaggies down the hall, up the stairs, across the yard...
well y'all get the idea
Was it an eel by chance or should I keeping searching
http://www.vipproducts.com/retail/files ... ucts_id=84
|Oops, sorry. I misidentified. It was indeed, the eel. I miss that eel. He had a good run here.|
Beebles & Cassie
Will put a snake aka eel on their list for Santa Paws
|This is a great website! It's hard to find the best toy for my boys though...I really like the large octopus.|
|So how long have you been wanting to replace the kitchen floor?|
|My first OES had a taste for oak. She chewed the rungs of the kitchen chairs and the toes of the claw feet on the table. I tried everything to no avail. She licked off the bitter apple, worked her way around any barricades and continued chewing merrily away.
Quite by accident, I discovered that she had an aversion to clove oil. My husband used to use it for toothaches and dropped some in her dish at feeding time. She wouldn't go near the dish until the food was thrown out and the dish was washed in the dishwasher.
For a few months (while she was getting her adult teeth) I painted the chair rungs and claw feet with clove oil and she never touched them again.
I became a bit of a clove oil expert for a time. I learned that I had to buy clove oil with no additives (one store sold a clove oil that had alcohol in it so in addition to the consequences to the dog, it took the finish off the rung I had painted it on).
|oh I forgot the other question about what makes a good chew toy.
My first OES loved Nylabones, rawhide chews, and she had a rubber ring that she adored!
My Phoebe doesn't play with toys, won't touch a Nylabone or rawhide chew. Her vet suggested a hip bone to help her teeth which were pretty covered in tartar when we got her. Her pet store sells what they call "Dino Bones" which are smoked thigh bones from a cow. (Phoebe won't touch them if they're not smoked).
Before everyone jumps on the bone thing, I understand the risks. When I was 8 or 9, my dog choked on a roast bone and had to have surgery to remove it. It was very traumatic and I had never considered giving a bone to my dogs before Phoebe. These bones are gigantic and she's not in any danger of swallowing them. We replace them as soon as she's chewed them to a size that I consider a risk (which is still pretty big)
The outcome is that Phoebe's teeth are absolutely clean - she's never had to have her teeth done at the vet's.
|Anti chew spray. We tried the bitter abble and Bella lidked up like candy. However, when she started chewing on the hot tub cover $$$$$ something had to be done. Talked to a friend who said Cayenne pepper just shake it of the the surface. I tried it on the hot tub cover, Bella came up and kicked it. She spent the next hour plus drinking and shaking her head and now wont go near the hot tub or anything that even starts to smell like cayenne. It's cheaper than bitter apple too. It can also be put into a spray bottle.|
|Not really a toy but Nelson and Sassy go crazy over these big knuckle bones:
http://www.redbarninc.com/pc-29-13-whit ... -bone.aspx
They're a bit messy because they crumble but they don't stain like the smoked bones. Petco has them occasionally but we usually find them at dog shows. Sassy could probably eat a case of 20 by herself but people wonder what we feed her when they see petrified poop in our yard.
Nelson had a real taste for cherry kitchen cabinets. Glad he's through that stage but I'm stuck with gnawed cabinets until the countertop wears out and we can replace the damaged pieces.
|Mine sheepie fell in love with everything as a chew toy, up to and including my doors. He has since realized to only chew his toys, but we sprayed some of the softer stuff in the house with mace. When they go to sniff, the pepper gets in their noses and that stops that. I used Fooey, its similiar to bitter apple, but I have only ran across one dog that liked the taste of it.|
|Bitter apple wasn't totally effective with Dodger, but a solution of Vinegar and water has been. He won't go near whatever I've sprayed with just one spray. Now he's to the point that with some things, I just have to show him the bottle and he backs away.|
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