A good dog repellent spray is a very effective aid in correcting a dog's destructive behavior or other behavioral issues. It's a simple and humane way to keep your pet from jumping on furniture, chewing your belongings or getting into things that he shouldn't. This homemade bitter apple spray is an effective, all-natural substitute for the chemical ridden commercial alternatives.
Dog repellent spray allows you to set boundaries that are designed to keep your pet safe and protect your home from destruction when you're away. You can train your pup to avoid certain areas, and you can also discipline Fido when he is exhibiting any other naughty behaviors.
This homemade bitter apple spray is designed to prevent dogs from chewing, but it could also be effective at keeping them away from certain areas. It's 100% safe, so you can even use it on your pet to prevent him from chewing his paws, tail, etc…
Homemade Bitter Apple Spray for Dogs
The bitterness of this spray will discourage your dog from chewing, but won't harm him at all. To make it, simply mix 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of white vinegar in a spray bottler. You could also use lemon juice instead of the apple cider vinegar.
You shouldn't spray the mixture on furniture or carpeting without testing a small, unseen area first. It shouldn't hurt the material, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
This spray isn't 100% effective. If your dog is especially stubborn, he may continue to chew until he's licked off all of the spray. In this case, you'll need to do some serious dog training to correct the chewing behavior.
If you have a new puppy, you should expect a certain level of destructive behavior because of curiosity and teething pain. However, as a pet owner, you hold the key to effectively stop this behavior and solve the problem. Ultimately, it’s your supervision and guidance that will teach your pooch how to be on his best behavior.