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Just curious, which one did you get? My response to your original question is that the only thing that helped me was for my puppy to outgrow the chewing stage. He chewed through a couple of medium cost nylon leashes, then I started using cheaper ones as long as he was going to chew them, then before I started trying the bitter apple or hot sauce on them, he stopped chewing. Yay! I think some of the heavier rope type leashes might take longer to be chewed through, and of course you can supervise the dog better than I did (the chewing often took place while I was standing around talking to someone). Or you could use a heavy metal chain, I suppose, but who would want to do that. Of course, some people need durable leashes because they have a large strong breed, but that would not apply to Havanese. So -- if anyone wants an answer to your original question, my solution for dogs chewing through leashes would be... supervision, hot sauce, and time.

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I ended up getting a "Flexi" retractable lead. It's nylon but looks more durable than the first one I bought. Like you I forget to watch him when we're on walks, especially if I stop to talk to neighbors. He had his last one chewed down to a string. I don't have the heart for hot sauce and bitter apple hasn't seemed to work for him. I eventually want to get a leather lead that I found but hate to buy it until he stops chewing because it's a little pricey. The retractable lead is what I need right now anyway because I don't have a fenced yard or area where he can go off lead and he's able to play a little in the pet area of my townhome community with the retractable lead. Hopefully I'll have my patio fenced in the next few weeks so that he can have some time outside without a leash...that is if I can overcome my shock at the prices I've been quoted to install 16 ft. of fence!

Sorry for the confusion of deleting my original post. I was out looking for a leash while my son "babysat" and called him to post the question hoping someone would see it before I finished. He didn't exactly ask what I told him to ask...go figure! lol
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For an alternate lead, may I suggest Lupine brand? I don't know if you're in the States or not but they do have a replacement guarantee for all leads if they get chewed through
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