Monday, June 10, 2019

Maybe it stopped him from not chewing

from here (image source)

The trick to making an effective deterrent is to make the thing you want to deter against appear unpalatable. As a kid, the cuffs of my pants were treated with hot sauce to deter the dog from grabbing them and yanking on them. It was not effective. I think some dogs are too dumb to be deterred.