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Old 12-13-2012, 06:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, everyone. My 10 week old pup seems to enjoy biting her leash. I used a nylon leash previously, but I've started using a metal chain one recently as I was advised that this would probably help. But she still bites it! I'm being very careful to make sure she doesn't hurt her teeth, but can anyone give me some advice on what to do?
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not like every puppy does it or anything!
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Right now, I ignore it. Grim starts every walk by holding and pulling his leash. "Hurry up, hurry up!!" seems to be what's on his mind. By mid-walk, it's only now and then, and by the end he's not holding it anymore. Plenty of time for him to outgrow it or correct him for it later. Right now he's a pup on a mission! You can replace the lead with a small stick for him to carry or a toy. It's likely just excitement causing him to carry the leash. None of my previous adult GSDs carried it over to adult hood. Enjoy your pup's antics!
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Hi, everyone. My 10 week old pup seems to enjoy biting her leash. I used a nylon leash previously, but I've started using a metal chain one recently as I was advised that this would probably help. But she still bites it! I'm being very careful to make sure she doesn't hurt her teeth, but can anyone give me some advice on what to do?

Remy has done this since she was about 3 months old. I just recently bought a leash called the Grrrrip. It's got 2 handles- one at the end, and one closer to the clip on the leash. It's worked out pretty well, I hold the end of the leash with my right hand, kinda wrap it around (its a 6 ft leash), and with my left hand, I hold the handle closer to the clip. It's also referred to as a quick stop leash- like if a car or traffic is coming and you are afraid they will run out in front, you can grab the lower handle and have them stop. I bought it at Petco, and so far, I love it!

This is the one I have.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dont let it become a tug of war game because it can hurt their teeth or gums. Mine did it and it never bothered me but a buddy of mine who does k9 training for a PD in Maryland says its frowned upon, "whos walking who" sort of thing. Never bothered me I just say let go and she did.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have 2 leashes, and allow him to bite the material one, it's kind of a game that we play with each other. I tug (lightly) he tugs, I run, he runs, I shake it, he shakes it, fun for the both of us. He seems to get that he can't play the game when i break out the chain leash, it's just walking time at this point.

It also helps that I combine the chain leash with his harness, and use the material one with his collar, so it's close enough for him to grab a hold of, it may be frowned upon but he and I enjoy it so whatever!
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