to spray on wood? Just noticed lately that Maggie tries to chew on the kitchen cabinets. Will it stain wood? Also, does it work only when wet? Or does the taste stay there awhile? In other words, who has actually tested this to see how long it stays bitter!!!
I know what you mean, Starlight. First, I bought this stuff called "bitter yuck". I sprayed it on my hand, and she licked it off like it was a real treat! So I took that back and got the bitter apple spray. That seems to work better, but she is still an aggressive chewer.
I used bitter apple and bitter end. Eventually my girl got over the taste because she wanted to chew badly enough. It's like putting nail bitter stuff on a child's nails.. if they want to bite badly enough they will overcome the taste eventually.
Bitter end was less effective in our house, and I used it on the baseboards and coffeetable legs without damage.
It seemed to be more effective when wet, but still effective dry.
Throw white vinegar and water in a spray bottle. It's a dirt cheap solution that works better for a lot of people. Smells bad for you for a few days, but works well.
I purchased 8 in 1 no chew spray. It works great! I had to put it on all my wood ends. My puppy's liked to chew on the ends of the wood that run along the floor. Oh gosh I was upset since it was all new wood, but I just sanded it down and re varnished it and it was ok.
I drench the wood with this stuff. I can even smell it! It does not hurt the wood. I would spray it every other day for a week and then they don't go near it anymore so I would say it works!
I had one puppy that scratched on a door ALL the time. I finally sprayed this there for two days and he does not do it anymore! No chewing just scratching so it works for both problems for me.
It is so safe you can spray it on the dog so that they wont chew on their skin or coat to help areas heal on them - though I have never tried that only on wood! Good luck!
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