• I'm going out to buy a little spray bottle immediately!

  • Spray bottle has been a godsend for us! Bassit stops dead, horrified, gives me a FILTHY look and stalks away. (But it does stop her from chewing on the other dog!)

  • Mine thinks it's fun and races around the room challenging me to try and get him again.

  • In my house….water spray bottle=instant behavior compliance. I would have never survived my bitch;), Katie, without it.

  • Just the sight of the squirt bottle stops whatever bad behavior is in progress for Magnum.

  • sounds like we all need spray bottles!! lol!

  • I am adding a spray bottle on my to-do list for this weekend.

    I have a 1 1/2 year old male rescue who came from a home with 2 big dogs. My 6 1/2 year old female is not too happy with his method of play. There have been a couple of fights.

    It is getting better but the spray bottle is a GREAT idea!

  • Better buy more than one really nice to have several in different rooms. I think we have about five now just in case.

    Rita Jean

  • My spray bottle worked wonders. I haven't had to use it in years but even the inadvertent sight of it makes my two behave like angels. My vet even took my advice and uses it in her mobile vet clinic. She says it's the best, cheap investment she ever made.

  • I tried a spray bottle to keep my Riley from trying to chew up his Bulldog older sister and I guess it's the lab in him, he adjusts to the water and after a little while and a few sprays, he couldn't care less

  • We only use a spray bottle for too much 'digging' on the couch, Topper is the only one who occasionally gets overly enthusiastic. If I can't reach the bottle, I make a "phsst" sound, like a spray, and he will stop, turn and look at me. Rarely he will notice that I don't have the bottle and go back to digging, but just the sound of the bottle usually stops the behavior.

    Of course, now that he is going deaf, I amy have to buy more bottles again!

  • Oh yes, the spray bottle - a must have for all basenji owners. Use it sparingly and they will learn to run at the sight of it.

  • First Basenji's

    When the Hart pack is "play fighting very ruff in the yard, they get the hose, so it is geting better, The boys actually stop when they see me go for it. SMART…...

  • Spray bottle has worked with Jaycee but as they say do not use it just because save and use only as neded.

    Rita Jean

  • The other thing you might want to try is a empty pop can with a couple of rocks, or marbles or pennies. tape the hole and have at hand to throw near to startle. and then ignore the behavior but work on a trick like sit and shake - so the NOISE (distract) comes from above - you don't reinforce (they don't understand that anyway) but you redirect.

    Classic Pavlov

  • I like that going to have to try it out. Just one question will that also work on my son?

    Rita Jean

  • I don't know about sons but I'm sure it doesn't work on Hubby's

Suggested Topics

  • 15
  • 2
  • 17
  • 6
  • 3
  • 9