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Bitter Yuck (available at pet stores) generally works better, it's pretty nasty stuff. But you need to "condition him" to it. You can do that with bitter apple, too, but a lot of dogs like the taste of bitter apple.
Take a cotton ball or similar, put some bitter yuck on it, and gently wipe some on the roof of his mouth while making a BIG deal out of how horrid it is. "Oh you poor puppy!!" etc. etc.
Every time he smells it, he will remember that incident....and will be a whole lot less likely to chew on something!
CH Rosewood Little Giant VCD3 UDX VER RA TDX MHU SH MXP MJP MFP T2BP DJ VCX WCX CCA CGC FFX-OG (born 3-10-2007), also UCH HR UH UUD NN UJJ URO1 UHIT a.k.a. "Tito" (the Tito Monster)
waiting at the bridge:
My first dog, and my most special girl
Gibson's Golden Girl, CD, CGC, TDI ( 3-20-1997 - 11-22-2013) a.k.a. "Tiny", "Queen B"
and my heart dog
Gibson's Golden Guy, CD, CGC, TDI ( 01-31-1998 - 01-02-2012) a.k.a. "Toby", "HRH"