You don’t have to have a large dog in order to need an indestructible dog leash. You only need one with sharp teeth. Small dogs or puppies can often destroy a leash more quickly than a large dog. Their teeth are sharp and tiny, allowing them to get into the spaces between the fibers and rip them to shreds. It is surprising how quickly they can do it too. If you have a chewer, you need to find an indestructible dog leash for your dog’s safety and your piece of mind.
Cloth or Nylon
If you are looking for an indestructible dog leash, forget those cheap cotton ones. They will be history in only a few seconds. Woven nylon ones are much better and take a little more effort, but as soon as they start to fray, they disintegrate quickly. The fibers themselves are tougher, but they are still no match for the avid chewer.
Now there are dog leashes available in lightweight metal. Of course, these are only suitable for small dogs. Chains for larger dogs would be too heavy for the owners or the dogs. The only problem with metal dog chains is that they are often made of coated steel, which when scratched can begin to rust. The most lightweight ones are made of aluminum, but they can break if pulled on too tightly.
The best indestructible dog leashes available now are rubber coated cables or chains. The dogs cannot chew through the rubber easily and if they do, they will then encounter metal. They will more than likely give up at that time. Rubber coated cable leashes do not have to be very thick in order to be strong.
One word of caution about rubber coated metal chains or nylon leashes. If the dog chews, there is a possibility that they could ingest small pieces of the material. This could cause and a dangerous condition requiring veterinary care. Always check the leash for damage and be suspicious of a potentially harmful medical condition if you see it. If you see bits of plastic or nylon in the stool, contact your veterinary immediately. Small bits of rubber or nylon can also pose a potential choking hazard. Chewing on metal leashes can harm your dog’s teeth. Broken teeth or bleeding from the mouth should also be a concern for your veterinary.
As a responsible dog owner, the best advice is to train your dog not to chew the leash. If you catch your dog chewing the leash, take it from their mouth and give them something they are allowed to chew on such as a toy. Praise and reward the dog when they chew on an appropriate object. Do not punish your dog for chewing the leash. That will only make them afraid of the leash. Chewing is a natural behavior that is instinct. Some dogs have this instinct more than others. You should never leave your dog unattended tied with a leash, but even if you are a cautious owner, some dogs will find a way to chew the leash. For these dogs, you need an indestructible dog leash.