What If Your Puppy Chews On The Lead?

I love dogs and have always been fascinated by their playful and curious nature. So, when I got my puppy, I was thrilled to embark on this new journey of pet parenting. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Like many other puppy owners, I faced a common challenge when my furry friend started chewing on their lead. It can be frustrating and worrisome, but through research and some trial and error, I discovered effective strategies to address this behavior. In this blog post, I will share my insights and solutions on what to do if your puppy chews on the lead.

What If Your Puppy Chews On The Lead?


Hey there, I’m Ken, a professional dog trainer who is here to answer all your burning questions about puppy biting and chewing. Today, we’re going to tackle a common issue that many dog owners face – what to do if your puppy chews on the lead. Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with some helpful tips and tricks to nip this behavior in the bud.

  1. Understanding why puppies chew on the lead

    • Puppies explore the world through their mouths
    • Chewing can be a form of teething relief
    • Puppies may seek attention or get bored
  2. Preventing lead chewing

    • Provide appropriate chew toys
    • Use a leash made from chew-resistant material
    • Keep the lead out of reach when not in use
  3. Teaching your puppy not to chew on the lead

    • Use positive reinforcement techniques
      • Praise and reward your puppy when they refrain from chewing
      • Redirect their attention to a more appropriate toy or treat
  4. Consistency is key

    • Be patient and consistent in your training approach
    • Reinforce the “leave it” command
    • Avoid reinforcing the chewing behavior by quickly removing the lead from their mouth
  5. Seek professional help if needed

    • If your puppy’s lead chewing behavior persists or escalates, it might be time to consult a professional trainer
    • They can provide personalized help and guidance tailored to your specific situation


In conclusion, dealing with a puppy who chews on the lead can be frustrating, but it’s important to approach the issue with patience and consistency. By understanding why puppies chew, preventing the behavior, and using positive reinforcement techniques, you can effectively train your puppy to leave the lead alone. Remember, seeking professional help is always an option if you need further guidance.


  1. Can chewing on the lead cause any harm to my puppy?
    Chewing on the lead can potentially cause harm to your puppy if they swallow pieces of the lead, leading to choking or intestinal blockage. That’s why it’s crucial to address this behavior as early as possible.

  2. Is it normal for puppies to chew on everything, including the lead?
    Yes, it’s completely normal for puppies to explore the world with their mouths. However, it’s important to redirect their chewing behavior to appropriate toys and discourage chewing on items like the lead.

  3. What should I do if my puppy continues to chew on the lead even after training?
    If your puppy persists in chewing on the lead despite your training efforts, it may be beneficial to seek professional help. A trainer can assess the situation and provide personalized strategies to address the issue.

  4. Are there any chew-resistant leads available in the market?
    Yes, there are leads made from chew-resistant materials that can withstand chewing from puppies. Consider investing in one of these leads to prevent damage and maintain your puppy’s safety.

  5. Where can I find more resources for puppy training?
    You can find more helpful resources and tips on our website. We also offer personalized training programs and have a variety of dog products available in our store.

Thank you for watching and happy training!