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    Default Outdoor Furniture & a Chewer...

    We have just bought some new outdoor furniture and are worried about our staffy x kelpie Diesel wanting to chew it.

    We used to have a plastic setting and Diesel has pretty much had a go at all the corners of the chairs so we got rid of them.

    We didnt want a full aluminium or wrought iron setting so have got a table & bench seats that are aluminum legs and edges with timber slats for the tops.

    Can anyone reccomend something we could use on the timber to deter Diesel from chewing the edges?

    We think we need something strong (but that wont hurt the timber) as when we offered Diesel vinegar to see if it would deter him from digging, he just drank it straight from the bottle! (he must have an iron stomach).

    Any help would be really appreciated - we want to try and keep our table setting in good condition but arent home all day to stop Diesel from chewing anything.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Hey it is hard to prevent your dog from doing this, i have heard that using jalapeno juice and rubbing it on the service helps, if this doesnt work try Vicks.

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    I've heard about vicks before too - I just wonder whether it would do anything to the timber?? I'm guessing it probably wouldnt but I'd be annoyed if it did!

    I've never heard of using jalapeno juice but I can see why it would work - yikes!

    Thanks for the tips Morgan.

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    I have heard vicks is great too.

    I must admit some of our foster puppies have had a munch on our outdoor lounge. I wont be getting another for a while
    I have sanded the chewed arms and it looks much nicer now...well loved and full of character!

    Aside from the vicks or other suggestions i would buy a 'kong' toy. You stuff it with food and it keeps dogs entertained for ages trying to get it all out.
    You can hide bones in sandpits or around the garden too to keep your puppy entertained. I will try to post some more info on this later...

    B

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    Try spraying insect repelant on the furniture...the RID stuff that we humans use to keep the mozzies away...worth a try??

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    Thanks for the tips, Diesel has been good so far and not touched the furniture! (touch wood!)

    We have bought him a number of Kongs since we got him but he broke the first 3 red ones - we just recently got him an extreme Kong (the black ones) but he has bitten the top of that one as well!

    I think he's just good with his teeth, thankfully he only uses them on toys or food

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    Great news!

    Keep him occupied and entertained esspecially while you are out

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    As long as he has plenty to keep him occupied you hopefully shouldnt have a problem. If he ever does start chewing there is a Stop Chew Spray you can use on the furniture so he wont chew it. But it sounds like you have been taking the right steps with setting him up with toys to keep him busy.

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