How to Make a Bitter Spray for Puppies

Teething puppies look for relief by chewing.
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Puppies, just like babies, have to go through teething. While it is a natural process, it can leave you with chewed furniture, clothes and pretty much anything else within your pup’s reach. If you have tried getting her a chew toy, rolled up a sock for her and she still goes to the furniture, make a simple, safe and effective bitter spray to deter her from chewing on your things.

Step 1

Pour 1 cup apple cider or white vinegar into a medium-size spray bottle.

Step 2

Add 1 cup lemon juice and 1 cup water to the bottle. Shake it to mix the ingredients.

Step 3

Test the spray on the underside of your furniture or inside of shoes. Make sure it does not cause splotching or staining before you spray the entire object.


  • Never spray it directly in your puppy’s mouth. He most likely will not know why you are disciplining him and will think you are being mean.

Items You Will Need

  • 1 cup apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 cup water
  • Spray bottle