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    Any suggestions - I've never seen a dog get through a lead as quick as our staffy x. It's not even seconds and she's broken it - and she usually lets the other dog off instead of herself, who is much harder to catch.

    We've used the chain leads but they have chewable handles so she can break that. We don't leave her tied up anywhere, but if you choose to sit down with her (like at the Million of Paws walk) to watch something, 3 secs later she's off. You can't take your eyes off her!

    Right now we can only walk one dog at a time because we only have one leash left and my husband won't agree to buy another until he finds an unbreakable one!!!

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    Clever puppy eh!

    Go to a hardware or agricultural supplier and get one of those chains they use for dog runs or to secure in the back of the ute.

    Not even a staffy will chew through that.

    I can do leather ones with reinforcing in them but they would still get chewed.
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    I have a horse lead for my scissor-mouthed puppy. She can get through the average webbing lead in about 30 seconds, but it takes more than 20 minutes to make a dent in the horse lead, and even then she only got through one strand of it. They cost about $8 from equestrian supplies like horseland or saddleworld and they're a lot more cumfy to hold than a webbing lead.

    Failing that, you will need to make your own chain tie up with no leather handle, and just use a normal lead or a horse lead for walking and only use the chain when you have to, or teach puppy to stay (hard work but not impossible with a staffy).

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    Buy a cheap strong webbing lead and two or three bottles of Tabasco sauce . Then soak the entire lead in the tabasco sauce before you take her for a walk. Don't chastise her if she goes to chew on it, let her as she will soon discover how awful tasting and painful chewing on a lead is. Keep using that lead and soaking it every now and then until her habit of chewing it is broken and when that happens and you are 100% sure she will not chew her lead , buy her a nice new lead of whatever material you like.
    If you are not happy with using tabasco, have a talk to someone at a horse shop where they sell all sorts of horse equipment and stuff and ask them about a product called "Stop Crib" and if that would work if you rub it on a lead to stop chewing.

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    Great answers thanks guys. All very helpful. Love the tabasco idea and will certainly use it.

    She knows the command stay and as long as i'm watching her she will stay but if i move she moves too! So I'm thankful she doesn't wander off but I still end up going through leads quickly! I know I should spend more time training but she had such a dull life before we got her (her owners told the RSPCA when they surrendered her that she got walked once a month - twice daily walks with us took her by surprise!!) and she's already 8 years old that when she comes after me I can't help but just want to snuggle her and give her so much love. She's so adorable and she's never naughty and has no bad habits, I just want her to know how grateful we are to have her in our lives.

    Oops waffled on a bit there.
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    Don't be sorry, that was lovely waffle! She sounds a lovely dog who loves you very much so she deserves heaps of hugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogSavvy View Post
    Buy a cheap strong webbing lead and two or three bottles of Tabasco sauce . Then soak the entire lead in the tabasco sauce before you take her for a walk. Don't chastise her if she goes to chew on it, let her as she will soon discover how awful tasting and painful chewing on a lead is. Keep using that lead and soaking it every now and then until her habit of chewing it is broken and when that happens and you are 100% sure she will not chew her lead , buy her a nice new lead of whatever material you like.
    If you are not happy with using tabasco, have a talk to someone at a horse shop where they sell all sorts of horse equipment and stuff and ask them about a product called "Stop Crib" and if that would work if you rub it on a lead to stop chewing.

    Haha, when we first got Leo as a pup he would chew the tiles at the bathroom door (Where it meet the wooden floor) tried tabasco, worked a few times but then he developed the taste for it! and would be frantically licking/chewing even more at the tiles. Ended up duck taping the whole floor into and out of the bathroom for about 1/2meter to stop him getting to the tiles untill he grew out of teething and learnt better Sorry didnt want to shatter your hopes so soon (I know, im awful!) hoping you guys have better luck with the tabasco than we did

    Oh, and BTW

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    I tried using chilli to stop my dog licking/eating things she shouldn't and she likes it now. Not quite enough to eat the chilli off the bush but enough that she still eats whatever I put it on.

    Our dog school (including vet) recommend vics vapour rub (in moderation) - the smell stops the desire to taste - but I like the crib stop idea too (unless that's chilli based). My puppy dog also hates the taste of Aloe vera (and so do I). I put that on cuts but haven't tried it on the lead.

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