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    Defaultstop chewing the garden hose!

    I'm sure this has come up many a time - but i need to know how i can stop my 7mth old Lab from chewing the garden hose!

    This is something new for him and i can never catch him in the act - even if i ensure that the hose is rolled up when not in use - he drags it off the hose hanger and chews off sections of it.
    what can i do?

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    Spray it with "Bitter Biter" or some kind of chew deterrent.



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    Supervise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrownDog View Post
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    Yeah, that. That's the only way you're going to catch him in the act. Then you can teach him to "leave it". The Bitter Apple is a good idea, but there are a few draw backs:

    #1- it'll come off on your hands when you use the hose.

    #2- you'll have to reapply it after the hose gets wet

    #3- and I've known quite a few dogs who loved the taste

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    You have gotten some good advice if it is Yoshi. You have not caught him at it, so what is your evidence? Why are you accusing your innocent pup. I think the field mice have gotten at your hose, not your pefect pup. Either gather some evidence or stop accusing that angel of misdeeds.
    Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.

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    I am sure there are ways of stopping a lab from chewing on things but the only way I have stopped my labs from chewing on something is to put it out of reach. These babies have every chew toy made, I rotate their toys to keep them interested, and they manage to become fascinated with something like the plastic trash can lid. Or the float that holds the chlorine tablets (the pool got a little green until the fascination wore off).
    Riley wants electronic chew toys (remotes and cell phones) and Boomer is more of a naturalist - anything wood (so much for the gardenias, and our wood pile is now chewed to sawdust) or rocks. He brought us 9 different rocks in one day. So, until your baby finds something new to chew on, I would put it somewhere else or accept that your garden hose just became a chew toy!
    Stephanie
    My lab boys: Krom (lab mix) 13 years old
    Riley - ivory lab born 12-27-08
    Boomer - white lab, born 4-3-09

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    Supervise or put the hose away?
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