In this video, world-renowned behavior consultant, Michael Shikashio delves into the reasons why dogs bite their leashes and offers strategies for addressing this behavior. According to Mike, "One of the most common reasons dogs bite their leashes is frustration because the leash restricts the dog from reaching their goal." He then demonstrates a technique for maintaining a loose leash in order to reduce a dog's frustration.
With patience and the right approach, you can help your dog overcome leash biting and enjoy a more pleasant and stress-free walk together. Always remember to consult with your veterinarian before starting a training program.
Do you want to learn more about skillful leash handling and other ways to minimize dog-bite risk through effective environmental management? Join Michael for his four-week LIVE virtual class, Staying Safe in Aggression Cases.