[TowerTalk] Pesky Dawg....
Marlon K. Schafer
ooe at odessaoffice.com
Sun Feb 25 13:49:49 EST 2007
Out on the farm we've found that a shotgun works pretty well for such
After our new boxer chewed up hundreds of dollars of yard materials, I was
sorely tempted though! He finally quit after that first year though.
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From: "Neal Campbell K3NC" <nealk3nc at gmail.com>
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Sent: Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:21 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pesky Dawg....
> Being very well versed in the joys of Springer Spaniels, (see
> signature link below!) I can honestly say that once they have had
> something to eat that they like, they will eat again! So it will be
> difficult to solve this. Many people swear by using citronella on the
> prohibited item as it apparently does not taste great. We have tried
> many different things and I imagine its only effective on a dog-
> specific taste. One of our springers loves black plastic irrigation
> pipe (like I buried to run cables underground). We cannot find
> something to deter this, so we just have to be vigilent to avoid him
> getting any.
> Some people have also tried pepper extracts, etc. Experiment with
> various things that will not hurt the dog when/if he decides to eat it!
> Neal Campbell K3NC
> nealk3nc at gmail.com
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> On Feb 25, 2007, at 12:04 PM, Adrian Rees (MW1LCR) wrote:
>> Hi all
>> As Spring is on its way here in Wales, I thought I'd do some house
>> keeping, as well as get the LF Antennas ready for CQWW WPX.
>> At the moment I am using temporary masts, as the towers won't be
>> installed for a few weeks.
>> Anyway, our house dog (a very active 12 month Springer Spaniel) has
>> chewed his way through two guy ropes. Because I plan on installing my
>> telescopic towers with guy ropes, the guy ropes need to be flexible
>> (Steel isn't really an option). So I have to use something like
>> Question is, what do people suggest I do to prevent the hound from
>> chewing the guy ropes ? Keeping him out of the Antenna Field isn't an
>> option....... I have considered Chili Pepper Sauce, but he has a taste
>> for this.........and almost anything else !
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