Dog chewing on dish cable / power cables

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Old 12-26-20, 06:38 PM
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Dog chewing on dish cable / power cables

We have this lab that's about 3-4 months old. At first she would go off and find things to bring into the yard and she'd be trying to eat or tear them up in the yard. Now she likes to chew on Direct TV cables and attempted to chew on an electrical wire. She chewed on the Direct TV cable to the point where the copper was showing. There's an electrical wire that runs from the breaker box into a window. And it goes to an electrical outlet inside the house.

The wire is above ground but is shielded by a plastic pipe. She pretty much chewed through the pipe exposing the wire. The Direct TV cable runs from under the house to the outside and into a bedroom window. That's not protected at all because of it's length. My question is, what can I use to protect these cables and wires from a dog who enjoys chewing on them?
 

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12-26-20, 06:53 PM
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Two steps.
1) Give the dog a chew toy, and reward her when she chews on it.
2) Go to your nearest Asian / Mexican market, and buy a dozen of their hottest peppers. Rub the hot peppers along the cables.
 
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Two steps.
1) Give the dog a chew toy, and reward her when she chews on it.
2) Go to your nearest Asian / Mexican market, and buy a dozen of their hottest peppers. Rub the hot peppers along the cables.
 
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All great suggestions, lol. But we've already given her a few chew toys. We don't reward her for chewing on them. I guess I could start doing that.
 
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We had a cat once that chewed on the same piece of wooden trim inside the house. Made a weak mixture of Tobasco sauce and applied. He only did it once and never again.

Automotive suppliers have "hot pepper" wrap to go around automotive wiring/cabling to protect the soy based wiring material that are is attractive to rodents. Animals chewing on wiring is an issue in various industries.
 
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Old 12-27-20, 06:53 AM
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Any dog up to a year are still pretty much puppies and will chew on anything including eating stones and rocks. My veterinarian daughter has removed many pounds of stone from pets, along with under ware and socks. For some reason ladies under ware seem to be a favorite for young puppies. As amusement the vets always return the eaten undies back to the client in front of everybody.

Puppies are no different than a baby that is in the crawling stage and walking stage. They need continuous watching and discipline or correction. You wouldn't just let your baby roam around without always looking at them. I've seen babies grab an extension cord and bring it to their mouth. I've had 5 kids and several dogs and they all need the same care and watchfulness until they are taught proper behavior. This is not necessarily directed at the OP but if you can't afford the time to do that with a dog, you shouldn't have a dog (or any pet for that matter).

Suggestions above may work, but we never had success with them.
 
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Puppies are no different than a baby that is in the crawling stage and walking stage. They need continuous watching and discipline or correction. You wouldn't just let your baby roam around without always looking at them.
Generally agree, but it ALSO helps to remember that dogs are usually born in litters, so they usually chewing on each other, but more importantly they aren't "meant" to be alone, but rather surrounded by competitors and challenges.
 
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Just don't try using this stuff.
 
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That's funny! _______________________
 
 

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