Chewing Elect. Cords!!!!

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Ron
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Chewing Elect. Cords!!!!

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OH Wise people on here!!!!. I need away to stop our little Molly Ann chewing up elect cords in the house :shock: :evil: .Molly Ann has chewed up a lamp cord , and couple other things ,BUT NOT PLUGED IN!!!. We are just waiting for the day she chews on a live one!!! :oops: :oops: The lamp cord is only hanging on buy a couple wires!!! The other things were chewed up in small pices!!! :roll: :roll:

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Best advice I have is spray the cords with bitter apple and keep them out of reach of the dog. The only dog I had here that chewed electrical cords was a foster. He tried to chew a lamp cord when the lamp was plugged in and on...it shocked him, he yelped, and never touched another cord again.

The pup I'm fostering now did get my laptop power cord and put some teeth marks in it. So, now I make sure the cord is out of his reach, keep an eye on him, and tell him no if he even looks at the cord.
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I do remember hearing about a Britt that chewed a cord and was electrocuted. I think in your pup's case, Ron, wise use of a shock collar would be prudent -- and save Molly Ann's life.
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Second on the bitter apple. Worked great for my housemate's chewer. When I had a rabbit, what worked was a cayenne pepper and water mixture sprayed on the cords. You have to reapply every so often but the spiciness really stopped the chewing.
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Bitter Apple was the first thought that popped into my head too. Or, depending on where the cords are and how many, could you run them through a piece of tubing like PVC or something?
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Concerning Bitter Apple, use the paste, it lasts way longer than the spray!

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Ripley goes back for more of bitter apple (and cayenne pepper and tabasco and well... she'll eat anything except for most brands of kibble), so cable chewing gave me an excuse to let my inner organization nut go crazy. Every cable is attached to something now and the cables either have cable covers over them or are hidden underneath/behind something. I attached power strips to the end tables in the living room so cables could be wound up and hidden underneath or behind the tables and then the single power strip cord could be covered or run underneath the couch/loveseat out of easy range. The organization nut in me LOVES cable covers and most of our baseboards now have covers used to run cables(it saved the phone cord that runs by Ripleys bed... over a year and not a single bite mark). They are cheap and look nice/reduce clutter too (dog hair doesn't get tangled up in the cables any more either). Of course a dog could still get to the cables with enough time, but it gives you a good warning system that they are up to something.

I suppose you could think of the neatness as a positive side effect of a curious pup. Before Ripley our countertops were never so clear... now everything below 4.5' has to be Ripley proof :) We're down to the top of the fridge and the top of a pantry cabinet as the only places left for clutter. Now if only I could make her a shoe chewer so that someone I know couldn't leave those lying around :twisted:
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I dog sat for a neighbor. Their dog had a history of chewing cords. She was confined to a rather cool part of the house and had a space heater to compensate. I coated the cord with plain ol' yellow mustard to be safe--I think the scent drover her off. A bit messy, but worth it.
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Re: Chewing Elect. Cords!!!!

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So...you're saying that screaming "NOOOOOOO!!!!" isn't one of the generally preferred methods?

huh.

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Bill C. wrote:So...you're saying that screaming "NOOOOOOO!!!!" isn't one of the generally preferred methods?
Only if your dog likes to listen!!! :lol: :lol:
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Bill C. wrote:So...you're saying that screaming "NOOOOOOO!!!!" isn't one of the generally preferred methods?

huh.

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If Maggie has something in her mouth that she shouldn't have in her mouth...screaming "NOOOOOOO" makes her eat it faster!!! :roll:

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