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Old September 28th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Toby Toby is offline
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HELP...my 7 month old lab pup is eating my cable connection

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to train my puppy to not eat my cable connection? Our cable connection is on the deck where he tends to sleep during the day...beside the sliding door. We have tried the "bitter apple" and "yuck" sprays but it doesn't seem to be working. Should we just build a makeshift cover for the cables? In our view, this doesn't teach him that he is not suppose to touch something like this. Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 05:19 PM
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Have you taught him the "leave it" command?

Everytime he goes for it,say "leave it"..When he does,praise him and give him a treat or his favorite toy.
"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than his owner can express with his tongue in hours."
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Old September 28th, 2006, 08:55 PM
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I'd build the cover too. Teach the leave it, because that's so useful and important, but cover any and all wires too.
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Old September 28th, 2006, 10:32 PM
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Teach the "leave it" command but also build a cover as you can't watch him 24/7.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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Tabasco Sauce always worked for my dogs - I found they didn't even like the smell let alone the taste. You do have to keep reapplyling it though - but is works & is alot cheaper than Bitter Apple.
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Old September 29th, 2006, 11:08 AM
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Don't leave him outside unattended.
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