The Best Natural Deterrent to Keep Dogs Away - Pets
Spray Shield dog attack deterrent spray is a highly effective, safe and humane way to deter aggressive dogs.
SprayShield has shown to be extremely effective in deterring low to medium level aggression. In many cases dogs that are strongly motivated to attack cannot be stopped without restraint. The best protection is to be aware of the presence of and avoid an encounter with a potentially dangerous dog.
The only way that chewing might be deterred when your dog cannot be supervised is by booby trapping the areas where the dog might chew. To be successful the punishment must be noxious enough to immediately deter the pet. Taste or odor aversion is often the simplest and most practical type of booby trap but many pets will have to be conditioned in advance to detest the smell or taste by squirting anti-chew spray (e.g., bitter apple, Ropel®) into the pet's mouth or across its nose. A small amount of cayenne pepper mixed with water, oil of citronella or commercial anti-chew sprays may also be successful as deterrents. Alternatively, the spray could be placed on any object that the dog might chew and a fishing line can be attached from the object to a stack of empty cans on a nearby table or counter. At the instant chewing begins, the stack will come crashing down. Most dogs are then conditioned after a few events to avoid that particular taste or odor for fear of another “can attack.” An alarm mat, motion detector alarms, indoor citronella avoidance units and a motion detector spray can are a few other examples of environmental punishment (see Behavior Management Products and Using Punishment Effectively).
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Dogs respond better to taste deterrents than they do to odorous or touch-based products. Taste repellents are ideal for keeping your pup away from things he likes to chew on. Of the natural and homemade taste repellents, hot pepper spray is among the most effective. The active ingredient in hot peppers is capsaicin, the chemical that burns the tongue and skin upon contact. To make a spray, use about 2 tablespoons of crushed hot pepper powder to 10 cups of water. You can also boil some pierced or broken hot peppers in water to get a hot spray. Spray this on furniture or what your pup is chewing on. Use common sense when applying a spray; leathers and some materials should never get wet.If your dog's gnawed one too many shoes, or whittled your chair leg down to a toothpick, it might be time to try a chewing deterrent. There are a variety of homemade chewing sprays to choose from, but it may take a little trial and error to learn what flavors your pup will avoid.The smell of vinegar is more offensive to dogs than it is to humans as their noses are much more sensitive. A highly concentrated mixture of vinegar and water -- one part vinegar to five parts water -- can provide you with an odor deterrent that many dogs will steer clear of. The sour taste can also deter dogs from chewing. Use a clear vinegar, such as white vinegar, or even the mildly colored apple cider vinegar to make the spray. Again, use caution when spraying materials.Just like people, dogs have specific tastes that repel and attract them, so it's no guarantee that vinegar, citrus or pepper will keep your dog from chewing. WebMD recommends introducing the flavored deterrent to your dog before you spray with it. Simply put a small amount of it on a piece of cotton wool or tissue and place it in your dog's mouth. When he tastes it, he'll likely spit it out, and if he decides he doesn't like the taste he may gag, shake his head or drool. The point of the exercise is for him to identify the scent of the spray with the bad taste so he'll avoid anything that smells like the spray. The deterrent should be applied daily for up to a month while your dog learns to stay away from specific objects. Never apply a homemade deterrent to your dog's fur without first consulting his vet.