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HELP!!!! My Hav's Chewing on Apple Power Cords

Now this may be an old topic for most people on this forum but the wife's got an Apple laptop and we have gone through 3 power cords in 4 weeks because the dogs love chewing on them. They only chew the small cord side connecting to the laptop not the big cord side going into the wall. I read there is something you can spray on the cords call Bitter Apple Sprays.

Question - Has anyone used this spray or something similar to keep their Hav's from chewing yet another $90 power cord?

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Now this may be an old topic for most people on this forum but the wife's got an Apple laptop and we have gone through 3 power cords in 4 weeks because the dogs love chewing on them. They only chew the small cord side connecting to the laptop not the big cord side going into the wall. I read there is something you can spray on the cords call Bitter Apple Sprays.

Question - Has anyone used this spray or something similar to keep their Hav's from chewing yet another $90 power cord?

Thanks,

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Unfortunately, I lost several Apple cords to Kodi as a pup, so I feel your pain!

Yes, you can get bitter apple spray, and it seems to deter some dogs. Kodi thought I might as well have sprayed water on the cords! The only thing that finally worked (and worked VERY well) was the HOTTEST hot sauce I could find. THAT got his attention! One taste, and from that point on, all he had to do was SMELL it, and he'd back away! FAST!!!


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You can certainly try it. It doesn't work for some dogs however (my dog thought it was just extra flavoring added to my furniture - he would then lick the furniture clean before chewing on it haha). It works for some dogs however. You can also try hot sauce.

Also, if you do find something that your dog doesn't like, once they know they don't like it you don't actually have to spray it ON the object you know. Maybe on a washcloth or such under or around the part of the cord the dog is chewing on, and the smell alone is sometimes enough to discourage them from chewing. Is it just the puppy that is chewing on the cords? They do usually outgrow the chewing-up-everything phase, as I'm sure you know .
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I have used the bitter apple on my electronics cords. Yup, Jack chewed my laptop cord. I noticed when I saw SMOKE drifting up past my knees. Squealing and dancing about occurred. The laptop was fine. Jack thought it was great fun. The bitter apple stopped him.

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No cords of any kind in dog reach here.
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My guys don't chew on stuff, but I still hide cords. I used bitter apples when they were pups to stop them from chewing things. It worked well.





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I agree with Tom - no access to cords. And if there is a cord available, constant supervision.

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Diego chewed through a vaccuum power cord while it was in use...I didn't hear any wimpering or anything but once the vaccuum died for an unknown reason, I saw the power cord chewed up and Diego no where to be seen...eventually found him in the kitchen, like nothing happened. That was the last time he's ever chewed a power cord of any kind, so I'm assuming he got a little electric shock and decided "yup, no more power cords"
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No cords of any kind in dog reach here.
You don't have teenagers at home anymore, Tom. When Kodi was a pup, we still had two, and they weren't careful enough!


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I think you need to add at least 1 Apple power cord to the list of needed items when/if you buy a puppy! I, too, lost an Apple power cord to the Havanese puppy chew syndrome last year.
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