Why Dogs bite Leash and what to do About it

Why Dogs bite Leash and what to do About it

Why Dogs bite Leash

All your dog needs to hear is the jingling of your keys to interpret the signal that it is time for the daily walk. He gets so excited that he constantly chews and brings the leash for you to use. But why dogs bite leash? Is it only when they are anxious or over excited?

Today, we will take a look at this behavior, why dogs bite leash, and how to correct this behavior that will cost you more money than what you asked for.

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Why dogs bite leash: the origin

A dog chewing his own leash is actually not very common. However, you must be prepared just in case. Those dogs who tend to have this behavior usually happens when they are outside walking.

One of the first things that you should consider is that the world is full of plants, animals, sounds, and all types of stimuli for your dog. It is possible that your god might feel overwhelmed and he finds chewing the leash reassuring and comforting.

But this is not the only reason why a dog will engage in such behavior. Other reasons that can trigger this behavior in dogs include:

  • Boredom
  • Cooped up energy
  • Frustration
  • Over-excitement from knowing that a walk is coming soon.

You can see that your dog is not biting his leash out of being a “bad boy” but actually could be because he is in playing mode.

How to prevent your dog from biting his leash

Sometimes, you can be the one that encourages your dog’s behavior. For example, if whenever he sees you he begins to chew his leash and you respond by taking him out every time, he will learn that chewing on the leash causes him to go for a walk.

Whenever you see your dog chewing his leash, do not pull it as this will be interpreted by your dog as fun. Just try to not give him much attention if he engages in such behavior. Eventually, he will learn that nothing good results from that and will eventually drop it.

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