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Alternatives to Bitter Apple Spray?

Colbie was never really deterred by bitter apple spray but lately it isn't working at all unless what I spray is still dripping wet. As soon as it dries it's like I never applied it.

Any alternatives?

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I've heard people mention using hot sauce with success. (I've never tried it, though)

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Yup. For us, the ONLY thing that kept Kodi from chewing forbidden items was REALLY HOT hot sauce!


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By the way, the "bitter apple" I bought has listed as the main ingredient "isopropanol 20%" which is "isopropyl alcohol" which is rubbing alcohol! So it does dry fast, which is what it is made to do, unfortunately for this use!
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Colbie was never really deterred by bitter apple spray but lately it isn't working at all unless what I spray is still dripping wet. As soon as it dries it's like I never applied it.

Any alternatives?
I was looking on Amazon and saw that they make a bitter apple gel product. That might work as you said the spray works if it is still wet. Here is a link:


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On the advice of Colbie's trainer I bought some Fooey Spray. It doesn't smell at all but I can attest to the fact that it tastes horrendous (don't ask me how I know). So far so good.

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