I have to laugh, the sqirt bottle is one of my favorites in the breaking abd habits trick book. My dogs (ALL of them over the years) have learned what it means when I so much as pick up a squirt bottle, they stop doing whatever it is, right then, as in the old game of "statues"! I also have to grin about the lab, with their love of water, mine thought (with only plain water in the bottle) this was a game invented to entertain them. The additional of vinegar changed their minds. Wish they'd worked as well on my children when they were small~
Toby still will chase my ankles and bites at me until..........I get to the spray bottle. When he sees it, he stops. So now I have to carry it everywhere with me. (I should have bought a smaller one). We are making progress though.