Unfortunately Angel gets very "uncomfortable" in situations/places that she has never been in before. So most of what you suggested won't work & I'm not quite ready to get another dog as the one that died was mostly mine. I will check with my vet to see if he has any of the DAP spray (we live in Australia) as we have a feather duster that she really likes - told you strange dog. :>) Thank you. Will rate you shortly.