12-28-2014, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by kelly528
Spray the leash with a taste deterrent like Grannick's Bitter Apple Spray and reward him for the behaviour you want with tasty treats (doesn't have to be big treats, just about the size of a pea). He'll catch on eventually that he can't be eating your yummy treats if his mouth is full of leash!
I would not recommend spraying anything on the leash. Most of the time those sprays do not work anyways and the stuff is pretty bad if you get it into your own mouth, ie: puppy licks it and then licks you, etc.. You won't get the taste of it out of your mouth for a very long time and it is disgusting. Not to mention it's now on the leash and can get on your hands, the puppy's fur, etc.. Frankly, I think that stuff is kind of dangerous.
I would recommend teaching the dog to drop the lead. Trade the leash for high value treats. Here's a video demonstrating what I'm talking about
Last edited by ZoesMom; 12-28-2014 at 07:14 PM.