Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

You can’t blame dogs for gnawing on spa covers– their texture is similar to the rubber toys and rawhide they so love to chew. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do everything you can to discourage them from damaging these expensive pieces of equipment. If you have a dog who’s in the habit of consuming covers, try these suggestions to teach your dog that spa covers are not canine cuisine:

  • Spray bitter apple on the cover-check your vet’s, the pet store, or online. Most pets don’t like the taste. Apply frequently in rainier climates.
  • Have the dog enrolled in obedience training.
  • Ask your vet for any other ideas.