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Q: Sometimes my dog gets really excited about going on a walk and he will jump and chew at the leash.
Other dogs are over-aroused, and the easiest way to release tension is to bite on the leash.
Then there are dogs who simply prefer to carry something in their mouths; for these dogs, the leash serves as a sort of pacifier. There are a variety of ways to teach your dog to walk politely on leash without biting or jumping, but I have a few favorites that have been successful in helping clients put an end to the chewing. Once your dog is able to remain relaxed at the sight of the leash, clip the leash on his collar or harness while he remains in a sit.
Puppies need to learn how to live with their new human pack members and it's the humans who need to educate them. People that are involved in dog sports or people who want to do more advanced obedience and protection training need to preserve and build prey drive. Once you get a pup to redirect onto a toy you are on the road towards teaching that puppy that there are more interesting prey items than your hands and legs. Pet owners are often mistakenly told “YOU SHOULD NEVER PLAY TUG GAMES WITH YOUR PET” because it makes your dog (puppy) possessive and aggressive.This is simply not true. To increase the value of your toys the dog need to understand that all toys are YOUR TOYS and not HIS TOYS. This training is all covered in the DVD I produced titled The Power of Playing Tug with Your Dog. Take advantage of the free 85 page eBook I wrote titled The Power of Training Dogs with Markers and the DVD by the same name. For questions related to training, you can check our extensive Q&A section or contact Cindy if your question has not been asked. When your dog is walking calmly on a loose leash, no one pays attention to him, but when he acts out, the focus shifts directly to him. In the shelter situation, dogs frequently grab and chew on the leash, often when first taken out of the kennel and led with other dogs. Rather than reprimanding your dog for tugging and mouthing, teach him to relax at the sight of the leash. This teaches your dog to see the leash as a cue for relaxation, rather than as a trigger for excitable mouthing.
This play involves physical activity games; they push each other around and bite one another.
When puppies chase balls or run after sticks or bite your pant legs this is an example of prey drive not aggression.
It's our job to show the puppy an alternative behavior that satisfies the puppies drives to bite. In fact they are never off leash until they are old enough to be trained to come when called in the face of distractions.
High-energy, playful dogs with a difficult time soothing themselves when overwhelmed are most likely to exhibit this behavior, but it can become an ingrained habit in any dog. The more intense the situation and the more wound up a dog is, the more likely that leash biting will occur. More often, they are redirecting their excitement or frustration onto the lead.Walking outdoors is frequently a high energy, high stimulus, extravaganza of scents, movement, sound, and sights, for a dog. They bite, they chew-on family members, they chase human family members just as they did with their littermates. When a handler takes the dogs collar and tries to force it into a dog crate and the dog turns and tries to bite - this is aggression - either fear based or something else. The problem with this is this can often squishes the pups prey drive (which we use in training) and damage the bond between the dog and the owner. The toys I use to redirect the pup from biting me are not the same toys that I leave in the exercise-pen with him during the day. Once you learn the game of tug you will also learn how to teach the dog to OUT the tug when you want it back.


As I said, dogs and puppies need to learn to SPIT OUT the toy when told to do so and they need to learn to bring the toy back to you when you throw it.
Begin by rewarding the previously trained behavior of relaxing at the sight of the leash and sitting for the leash clipping.
The DVD The Power of Playing Tug with Your Dog teaches you how to show the dog that the only time a toy is fun is when he plays with you and the toy. These are trained behaviors that are extremely important because it eliminates the dog becoming possessive of the toys. The DVD titled The Power of Training with Food trains dog owners the correct to use food to develop a level of communication that builds the bond with a new dog. As your dog stays relaxed, touch and move the leash while continuing to reward his calm behavior.
If your dog starts mouthing or tugging at the leash, freeze in place and ignore him; this stops both the walk and the reward of your interaction.
When our dog is prevented from chasing, all that excited energy must still go somewhere, so it may get redirected onto the leash.Train Your Dog to Stop Biting on the LeashMy dog was ultimately leash biting, because he was picking up on my weak, tense, and fearful energy. For shy dogs, unbalanced human energy may also cause fear aggression.Which technique we use to prevent biting on the leash, will depend on the intensity and source of the behavior. If your dog grabs and tugs on the leash while you’re walking her, she really, honestly does like holding things in her mouth and playing Tug. Most of the time, when I see someone with a dog who plays Leash Tug, the script goes more or less like this:[Dog is walking with all four feet on floor and nothing in her mouth. Walk our dog on a loose leash.I walk my dog on a loose leash, stop often, and let him smell the roses.
I only shorten the leash and move my dog into a heel position, when there are excitement triggers around, such as squirrels, cats, other dogs, and loud people.5. Issue an alternative command.Once I notice that my dog is starting to lose control, I quickly get him to refocus on me, and get him engaged in doing obedience commands.
I only use simple commands, which my dog knows so well that it is almost a reflex, for example Sit. Command redirection will only work, if we catch our dog before he gets too excited or frustrated.3. However, after a few touches, my dog got habituated to it and just ignored it.Note that this technique may also be risky, if we accidentally apply too much force, if our dog is easily spooked, or if he is really sensitive to handling.
Step on the leash and ignore our dog.This technique is similar to a time-out, but it is not as effective.
However, there are still interesting things happening around him, and fascinating smells.When I use this technique, my dog will settle down after a short time. Get our dog into a brisk walk home.Forcing my dog to focus on an alternative physical activity, for example a brisk walk home, is the only thing that works for us.
I do not look at him, talk to him, or touch him, for the entire trip.Once my dog realized that leash biting only ends the walk and gets him a quick trip home, he stopped the behavior. In addition, it will not be effectual if our dog likes, or is not bothered by water.Some trainers suggest adding some vinegar or using mouthwash. If we do this, however, we must be very careful with our aim so that the added chemicals do not hit our dog’s eyes.
Leash corrections are difficult to implement and can be risky, especially when not properly applied.6. Desensitization exercises.Another good way to reduce leash biting, is to desensitize our dog to the triggers that get him over-excited. My Shiba Inu is a very reactive dog and like a super sports car, he can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.
Once a dog loses control, he is no longer able to listen to us, and anything that we say will fall on deaf ears. Instead, I take Sephy to a quiet, low stimulus area, away from the trigger object, so that he can calm down.In general, we want to catch the behavior early, and prevent our dog from obsessing over the trigger object (squirrel, cat, dog), before he gets into a reactive state.
This is one of the reasons why some trainers suggest walking a dog in a perpetual heel-like position (without the more stringent demands of precision heeling).Forcing a dog to walk close to us, with eyes ahead, can help to discourage distractions and over-excitement instances.


At the same time, I stay vigilant and redirect my dog’s attention back to me, as soon as I spot a squirrel or cat. Here are some common techniques on how to stop puppy biting, and how to teach our dogs to control the force of their bites.
Leash Training Your DogLeash training your dog is effectively achieved by teaching him one simple fact - pulling will get him nowhere. We examine common leash training techniques including 180 turns, hand targeting, red-light-green-light, and leash corrections. Here, we discuss how we can control puppy biting by managing his excitement level and teaching him self-control. Because we go home she wil act out even more and bites harder.She does not act out this extreme with my mother in law, only to us and my father in law. There is no reason to see us not as her leaders, we are careful about that too.We want to enjoy our walks with her too, and we never stopped walking with her , but after the walk nobody has a happy face. Like flying leaves and big sticks Reply Scott says August 12, 2015 at 3:17 pm I hope this one gets answered as this describes our dog almost exactly. More on how I set structure and teach my puppy self-control.Forcing my dog onto his back (alpha rolls) and other pain based aversive techniques worsened his behavior and made him more reactive. More on dog socialization.However, dog behavior is very context dependent, so the routine, past experiences, temperament, and environment of the dog will all play a big role. The best were those who had good practical experience, as well as a solid understanding of operant conditioning principles, desensitization techniques, and the current science of dog psychology.
However, he was mostly over-excited, and while he did leash bite, he has never gotten into a fight with another dog.
The most he has done is sat on another dog.For more serious cases of aggression, it is probably best to get help from a good professional trainer. I’m not sure that I would attempt to walk a dog that had killed two other dogs previously, not without serious training intervention and a muzzle anyway.
I’ve tried just standing still when he does it but he gets really frustrated and starts to growl and snap at his leash.
He figured out pretty quickly that by leash biting, he could control me and control the walk. If he does well, we do door manners, and we *do not* leave until he is calm and following my directions.2.
I’m not always sure what triggers it- maybe frustration at not being able to go where he wants (usually he wants to go into the woods to follow a squirrel or some scent he picks up on), or not being allowed to run at full speed- which if course, as a husky, is what he really dreams of doing on walks.
Talking her for walks was becoming a painful ordeal but your tips about stepping on the leash and ignoring her have changed her behaviour almost overnight. Anyways, when I put on the harness he always bites it and then when i manage to get the harness on along with the leash, he would still bite the harness and leash on himself.
Puppies still have developing immune systems and may get sick from eating bad poop from other dogs, cats, or other animals.In terms of leash training, I first start training inside the house.
Once we are good with walking inside the house, we do training in the backyard, and then I *very slowly* increase the environmental challenge.After my puppy is fully vaccinated, then I start leash training outside. I think it is an attention seeking action and I have tried every method and have not been able to get her to stop. He would get even more crazy and start attacking the spray bottle.Here is a bit more on how dogs learn. When I was going through a difficult leash biting period with Sephy, I visited with several professional trainers to help me with his retraining.



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