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Posted: 10/05/19 08:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought a good plastic sorta coarse grass looking mat that was tough and removed dirt from our shoes and work great keeping it out of the coach.
We are at a Relative's in the Mohave and lots of sand and dirt.
They have two excellent good mannered watch dogs behind the fence with us but...the younger one chews everything. They pulled the mat apart, something I didn't think possible.
Will have to find another one, and lacking the availability of stainless steel grass entry mats/rugs need something that will stop them from chewing on it. If we Dog No, which Relatives say doesn't work or pepper spray, which we would track into the coach.
Anyone have something or know of something to stop them from chewing our mat up?
I said they were good dogs, they are. They are family dogs but guard dogs with shock collars. Trouble is the young one is still in the chewing stage and they do it when everyone is asleep or nto around.

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Grind up some garlic and press it into the mat.


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Garlic is toxic for dogs. Not a good idea. Plus you would track in the garlic smell.


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You should be able to go to any pet store and find what you are looking for. When our dog was young we found a product, just spray on and the dog would not go near it. I can not remember the name, but it work great.


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Don't know if this would work, but try contacting PetsMart, Petco or call Chewy and see what they recommend. There are dog repellents out there.

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What about only pepper the edge where he chews? Might not be where humans or dogs actually step.

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Let them chew on this awhile.

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Please don't use garlic. My pug also chews everything when he was still a pup what I use before is I add some lemon or if you have some budget you can get a training spray - the stop chewing one.

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The best thing to do is to train the dog what is acceptable to chew on and what is not. Make sure they have an acceptable toy to chew on and encourage it by playing with them with that toy. I cringe when people give them old shoes to chew on and then get mad when the dog chews up their good shoes. Short of that, you can try one of the Bitter-Apple sprays from most any pet store, but even those don't work as expected.


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Wife bought some patio stones! Let that young one chew on them! I'm sure he'll try but at 20 lbs apiece he won't carry them far. [emoticon]

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