Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Jeff King sold me Klinger last December because he was tired of dealing with his chewing. Klinger was a perfect gentleman last season, even running Iditarod without destroying anything. This season has been a different story. Two harnesses and a dozen necklines later I decided to get serious. I like a product called Bitter Apple – tastes terrible, is non-toxic and doesn’t stain. Spray it on something and most dogs won’t touch it. Most dogs…
Yesterday Klinger started on a neckline. I sprayed the Bitter Apple straight into his mouth to give him a good taste of the stuff and create a strong aversion to it in his head. Then I soaked the lines. Not a minute later he was chewing on the neckline again. Repeat – spray into mouth to create aversion - it works, he really doesn’t like this - then soak the neckline again. Not a minute later he is chewing the neckline again – with just the tips of his front teeth so he doesn’t get the stuff in his mouth.
To heck with “Who’s smarter than a fifth grader”, who is smarter than a sled dog!?!
Keep ‘em Northbound