Our 9 month old Syberian Husky has chewed two starter switches off our grill. I bought the Boundries spray which was supposed to repel him but, he just licked the spray off the grill as soon as we sprayed it. Any suggestions of what we can used to stop him from chewing expensive items. He has rawhide chews, footballs, a volleyball and tennis balls, plus a large tug rope, but he still chews on things, mainly things that are my husbands. He chewed the caps off the axle of my husbands riding lawn mower, too.
Type of Animal: Syberian Huskie
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: <1
Name of Dog: DJ
Does your dog have free run of a fenced yard?
How much time does he spend outside?
My husband will not allow DJ to stay in the house, so instead he has free run of nearly a whole acre and has access to the garage. He is strictly an outdoor dog unless he chooses to go into the garage. I walk him everyday and have been training him,( sit, stay, lay, leave it, paw, down) plus playing with him. We also take him to the park a few times each week, to help sociallize him to strangers and other dogs, plus and my daughter takes him to the empty ball fields to let him run and playIf we are going to be gone for more than 8 hours , we make arrangements for a neighbor teen to come over and play, feed and walk him. .I need to mention we have only had him for about six weeks. We adopted him from animal control.
Thank you for the additional information. At nine months old, DJ is in his "teenage" stage. Chewing and other bad behavior is much more common at this stage (which can continue until they are a year and a half to two years old).
There are different sprays you can try such as Grannick's bitter apple, its one that I've had good luck with. Here is a link to their website:
I would recommend building DJ a fenced in area or kennel. This could be used when no one is able to supervise him. In addition to him ruining expensive items, he is also running the risk of getting into something hazardous such as a toxin or eating a foreign body that could potentially cause a blockage. This wouldn't have to be for his whole life, just until he has matured.
Continue to do everything else you are doing training-wise as all of those activities are great for him.
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worked at a vet clinic for 15 yrs, trained and shown dogs most of my life, have a BA in biology