Cairn Terrier Question

My Cairn Terrier (1 and a half years old) chewed a large hole in the front of one of my...


My Cairn Terrier (1 and a half years old) chewed a large hole in the front of one of my armchairs. Is there anyway to keep him from doing this to the furniture? He's always around me, but snuck off and chewed it up while I was home. He's in a crate when I'm gone.

    In Cairn Terrier - Asked by Anonymous - 1/3/2012 9:11:14 AM
I used Bitter Apple Spray from Petsmart to train my Cairn not to chew on things....when you catch him (or her) chewing (or any other bad behavior) just spray the Bitter Apple on the side of the face. They don't like the taste and will stop doing the bad behavior...make to use the same key words like no or stop, etc so the dog also gets used to hearing that word and associates it with the negative behavior.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/5/2012 9:24:01 AM


Thanks for the tip! I'll try that. My husband and I are so worried our Cairn Terrier will chew more furniture that we constantly make sure we know where he is. Do you think he'll outgrow the chewing? He has several nylabones and toys that he can chew.
    Answered by Anonymous - 1/6/2012 8:09:58 AM


I just put bitter apple spray on the furniture.
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/4/2012 7:44:37 PM