My english bulldog will be a year old this month and I can't break her out of the habit of eating or chewing on stuff she shouldn't. I started out trying to offer a toy or treat whenever she got a hold of something she shouldn't but she would take off and run with the object. I'd take off and run in the other direction in hopes she would turn and follow or would just turn around and ignore her so she doesn't think it is a game but she would keep going. Since that wasn't working I tried the saying a firm no along with clapping my hands or shaking a can with coins. That would only startle her for a second and then she would go back to the item or run with it. Since she has gotten bigger she now tries to swallow the item whole if she notices that she got caught. She actually swallowed a whole sock one day and threw it back up. We didn't even know she had gotten a hold of one. Since then I tried using a spray bottle with water which worked for a short bit. Then I got some Fooey bitter spray and tried deluted cayenne pepper spray but she likes that stuff. I've been keeping the place picked up but she started chewing the furniture. I have plenty of chew toys around, she eats as much as she wants, and she has been going on 2-4 mile daily walks since it is warm out. She chews on the furniture with us in the room and we will tell her no and make her go to a different area of the room but as soon as we sit back down she runs back over and starts again or chews on something else. She chewed the side of a leg to an old actual wooden dresser and had wood splinters everywhere. She did that in 10 minutes when I had to run to the bathroom and my husband thought it was her nylabone she was chewing. I'm afraid she will destroy more furniture or eat something that will kill her. We can't seem to get her to learn anything even though she isn't stupid. She tries to out smart us to get what she wants. Must be the bulldog stubborness. I plan on going to visit my parents this summer for a month and I'm worried that when I come back she will have everything chewed. My husband doesn't keep a close eye on her. Because of her chewing she has to be crated every night or when we leave for a couple hours. One day I got some items I know she tries to eat and put them on the floor and pretended like I wasn't looking and everytime she tried to touch them I told her no and gave her a spray with water. She wouldn't stop leaving them alone after a few hours of telling her no and spraying her. I'm hoping someone knows of something that she might not like the taste of to spray on the furniture to at least get her to stop chewing on them since we can't pick them up. I need something that won't stain the furniture or carpet.