There he is chewing his leash, he moved before I took it so you cant reeeally tell.. (I got a new camera I had to take pictures of him..)
Whenever I take him for a walk he takes the leash in his mouth and drags me. Why does he do this and how can I prevent it?
He doesnt really pull on the leash or walk infront of me unless he's got the leash in his mouth, so its a pleasant walk if he isnt chewing on it. I've sprayed it with bitter apple and he seems to like it.. silly puppy.
one of my dogs likes to do the same thing with the coupler...she chews it when i'm standing still and not moving and she wants to go, or when she's real excited. this may sound mean, but maybe a chain leash would discourage chewing? :/
try removing it gently from his mouth followed by a firm NO, it will take time for him to get it, also try walking with the lead held above his head where he doesnt see it (will make your arm tired though) after about a week, when you walk with it down again, he may forget he ever wanted to grab it
I have that problem too. Our 8 month old Burnese Mountain Dog Bella constantly grabs her leash, and sometimes one of my other dogs if I'm walking them together! I usually just give it a quick jerk and firmly say "No"! However, I can't say it works all the time, but we are working on it. Bella just seems to always have to have something in her mouth. I hope this is something she'll outgrow.
a while back, when i was searching thought old threads on leash chewing, i found this:
"you really shouldnt let [your pet] carry the leash in his mouth while walking him. to the dog that is a control type of thing. he has the leash and feels he is directing you where to go and not the other way around. big no no especially at this age and level of training."
it was posted by scout1 a while back(sorry, i didn't save the link to the actual thread...and i hope scout1 doesn't mind that i reposted that...)
I agree with the metal/chain leash. There was a puppy way back in puppy class that chewed and played with the leash while walking. They got a chain leash and he stopped doing it after awhile, but you've got to use the NO command as well. I believe they used the metal since dogs it feels funny on their teeth???
When they put the leash in their mouths, you ignore them, don't make eye contact and stand still. When the dog drops the leash rewaRD happily with verbal praise. Do it again and again. Or the chain leash is not desirable to put in their mouths.
***Edited By: sue on 8/1/2005 12:29:19 PM*** Reason: sfdgv
I have a corgi too and she does the exact same thing! The moment her leash is put on, she whips her head back and grabs the leash by her mouth and starts strutting forward. Most of the time, she looks extremely smug about it too.
It's funny when I got my first Old English Sheepdog pup, she was 8 weeks. I picked her up at the airport, I put her collar & leash on, took her to the airports grass and she did that. She is now 7 months and still does it.
I got another sheepdog, picked him up at the airport and did the same as the other and he did the same thing. He is now 7 months and he still does it.
I think they think it's fun to walk their parents. lol