Preventing Puppy Leash Chewing
Puppies are like human babies, until they know better (are taught, or learn the hard way) if they can reach something, there’s a good chance it’s going into their mouths.
So the best fantasy, (I mean strategy 😄) is to always supervise, catch, and teach what is appropriate to chew, and what is inappropriate to chew. However, the reality is that you won’t ‘catch’ them all. Winning 8 out of 10 day in day out is a pretty good day, and will usually get you where you want to go, no matter what you’re teaching your dog. However, for those 2 out of 10 times, here’s a tip on how to discourage at least some of the leash chewing.
Here’s a ‘Puppy Leash-ette Recipe’ that more often than not keeps a puppy from developing a leash-chewing habit.
Puppy Leash-ette Recipe
Keep in mind almost every chewed leash I’ve ever seen that has been gnawed on (or through), the damage was within 18” of where the leash attached to the dog’s collar or harness.
What You Will Need
2. One Carabiner (preferably locking.) Click Here For An Amazon Link to Locking Carabiner (Hard to find them sold individually)
Attach the carabiner to one end of the choke chain, and your leash to the other end, and voila, you have a ‘leash-ette’ that in most cases heads-off leash chewing.
– John Wade 🐾 (www.askthedogguy.com)