it were sticks and things she found but, despite regularly been told off (and being given marrow bones), she will insist on chewing the lower branches of some garden shrubs and, most recently, the lips of wooden barrels in which we have plants… Have you a solution? Alistair Hyland
I do have a solution – and it contains citronella and eucalyptus oil! I’ve never had the problem with any of my dogs but, by total coincidence, a friend has recently been in exactly the same situation as you.
I’m not saying it will necessarily work, but she remedied her particular situation by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a proprietary citronella spray she uses on her horses in order to keep flies and insects away from them in the summer. She then sprayed the mixture wherever her dog (a Brittany spaniel) had previously chewed. Either the smell or the taste seemed to break the habit… for the moment at least!
Some dogs are just natural woodcarvers