With adult dogs that suddenly stop out of nowhere even though they’ve been active before, it’s quite often a negative expereince that impacted them. Here are the steps: Decide what you want your dog to eat and offer him a small quantity in a bowl. Make walking a great experience with lots of treats. Advisory board member and dog behaviorist Robert Cabral, who said you should watch and see if a dog isn't making eye contact with you or seems to move away from you every time you try to get close. You shouldn’t get angry either, it’s very important to stay calm. Mark every tiny step in the right direction with a click or verbal praise followed by a treat. Well, I have a 3 year-old Shiba Inu that I adopted nine months ago. Put your dog on a leash and call him to follow you with whatever command you have taught him. On a hike recently, I think the reason for stopping was tiredness, it was a warm day and it was longer than her normal walks. We’re taking her out once a day with our first dog, who’s a very confident boy. and just putting your pup on a long leash in the park for 30 mins is fine. Could this be the case? Today, I had a pocket full of treats and could only get her to go a foot at a time. If she’s totally fine with you (paired with her “snubbing” your wife), then it might just be the lack of a bond the other family members have with her. He’s just a really sad dog these days and we can’t get him to walk or play with toys or do anything really, he just lies on the couch all day – but I know he can run because he chases bikes and joggers (we worry he will nip or bite, this has happened before). He’ll eventually start walking but after much gentle encouragement. Sounds like you’re making progress big time. So trying to drag your dog down the road will make it much more difficult for you. That sometimes gets them up and moving. If you go too fast you will have to live with the consequences for the rest of his life that could include fear, reactiveness and possibly aggression. Check out this article on bonding. When it is time to go for a walk, the fear of the collar no longer exists, and they may be more inclined to go for walks. Restrict any access to his playmates or a nice spot to smell and just wait for him to pay attention to you. An ill-fitting collar may lead to discomfort and a heavy leash could become a burden for a toy breed or young puppy (reserve stronger leashes for your grown medium/large-sized dog). Either that or Fletcher has a built-in compass if you walked a different direction back to the car :). Another option for teaching your puppy to be confident and comfortable walking on a leash is to attend obedience classes. But since then, he has become increasingly stubborn. Then she started to refuse to leave the house. You can continue trying this technique for the next few days, trying to get a little bit further down the road each day. Ever since starting to work from home almost 4 months ago, on our walks around the neighborhood but when we start heading in the direction of home, my dog has suddenly started sitting on the sidewalk and refusing to walk. Bear with your dog, keep that bond strong and you should be fine. Otherwise he was great! Puppies who refuse to walk away from home may be fearful of their environment. I mean, all dogs like walks, right? Does she refuse to walk with either one of you alone or just one particular person? It’s hard if you’re very tired and whatnot but it’s necessary. There is nothing worse than dragging your dog throughout the walk only to discover that he has been in pain during the whole time. Try not to get frustrated. It's only the last 3 weeks he's really started to do this constantly around the streets near my house. We rescued a saluki cross 3 weeks ago, the kennels think she’s 18 months. The first thing you should be doing is teaching your dog a very strong recall. It could be due to negative experiences on walks near the house or a feeling of uncertainty (most common with puppies – they want to get back to the house/safe-haven but once it’s out of sight, it’s not on their mind anymore). When we got home, she again just refuses to walk most of the time. He is a very social dog and loves people and children but he now doesn’t want to go for walks. Due to COVID, I am living with my parents until further notice. Our family has a 6 year old Westie. I’m dad in family of five. He was walked off lead as he would be with the other dog and would always come back to his owner. She is definitely feeling something .. If your dog was never exposed to a variety of experiences when they were younger, they may not feel safe out of the home. I would appreciate any advice. I don’t understand why this started, I used to be able to go anywhere and she was happy just walking along side me. Take him to fun places, pack lots of treats and play with him outside. For your problem: You’re already doing the right thing with luring him with treats. A dog that just had the best day at the park will be very reluctant to leave the area. Did this happen due to trauma or just develop over age? When we do take him out he only sits or lays down and does not want to leave the yard. My Daschund loves to walk if we drive to any location. Start by using a short and light leash for better control and training results. We are having a similar issue to some of the others on here. Instead of trying to tire your dog with the walk only, you could teach new obedience commands, tricks, or use puzzle toys and snuffle mats to get your Golden really tired. The second he steps out the door, he will sprint for a few seconds while pulling as hard as he can before stopping. About a week ago, he started stopping in the driveway. Dogs don’t determine the schedule, we do and your dog needs the physical exercise/mental stimulation (picking up all the scents for example). He doesn’t appear to be pain and doesn’t seem to be overly afraid of most things, people, or other animals. Apart from that, don’t worry that your pup is not yet into treats or toys, their attention span is really low and will surely develop. General fearfulness in young puppies generally comes from a lack of proper socialisation when they were a puppy. 1. The problem was he was outside ALL day, EVERY day. Your home should be a fun place to be. Use that time to bond with him, leash-train and you should be good. I wonder if there is something I am missing, or could be doing different so that she will want to come along again. I wonder if it’s because he was used to being off lead and he simply doesn’t look forward to walks because he’s on a lead? If you have a friend or neighbour who also has a dog, see if they will come help you get your puppy comfortable walking. It’s actually normal for dogs with grade 1 to take every third or fourth step and then limp on. Insider spoke with Wag! Don’t worry if he refuses to walk or even eat, total shut down or heightened challenging of your leadership is possible too. For the refusal to walk, it could very well be that she wasn’t walked much before in which case you’d have to get her used to all the sounds, sights, and smells. Increasing the distance always helps and when you’re ready to approach again, every little step towards the right direction must be rewarded. Build confidence and keep improving that bond! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. When we come home it’s the opposite. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Settling In A New Kitten: Their First Week At Home. So far, we have tried using treats, however he can take or leave these. Sudden changes in their home environment can cause behavioural problems. If having a collar on is uncomfortable for your dog and is the reason why when it’s time to walk they resist, identify the problem with the collar. Also, check out the other readers that commented on here, the problems resemble each other more often than we might think. The full 3 months have gone by and your dog has settled in. Dogs don’t think rationally. If she goes into a down position, you can go through a couple of obedience commands with her and distract her because that doesn’t really sound like an extremely fearful dog (assuming that the body language is normal). Think about the points I’ve mentioned above and see if any could be applicable with your dog. Commands/tricks are not as important as behavior patterns and if she does something you don’t like (table-surfing, chewing on the cushions, etc.) Remember not to reinforce negative behavior (fear, shivering, tail between legs) with pets – that’ll only make it worse. Maybe she met a scary dog, was extremely startled by a noise or something? even though dogs can have delayed response (that’s why some behavioral issues with rescues can pop up after weeks or even months), it’s more common that Lemon would be more fearful in the first 24 hours. Although the go-to topic for many people with similar issues is the partially outdated dominance theory, it’s often just miscommunication that can be easily solved with bonding, obedience training, and clear body language. If your dog’s nose is bound to be on the ground all the time then buying the Halti Head Collar will provide you with maximum control over your dog’s head. I can get her to come (though only in small spurts) with a firm come and treats but my husband has slightly less luck with this. Some dogs need longer to adapt than others. If it’s extreme, calmly remove her from the situation. If your dog refuses to walk, it may be due to a medical issue, lack of leash training, too much exercise, or fear, which may require desensitization and counter-conditioning. Stay on it. Positive reinforcement is the best way to go with puppies and when they’re stubborn we just need to be patient. Leash training starts with a proper introduction of the leash and collar. Especially puppies shouldn’t walk until total exhaustion in the first few weeks. She doesn’t resist as much, however she does tug against me from time to time. I have only had the for six months and three months. Could you give us some advise? To the area that they feel safe in. Having an overall more well-trained dog not only helps with this problem but can help with any other problems you may be having. It doesn’t have to be outright fear, it can just be a certain feeling of discomfort on her new route. My rescue will put his brakes on as soon as hes on the path i walk on with my other dog and my husband says bye im going so as the extendable is at full extent so my rescue dog is left sitting on his own and we all just walk away from him to go on a quiet woodland walk which is just up the bottom of a dead end quiet road. I really just don’t know what to do. If we drive anywhere then he always seems happy to walk, and once he reaches a destination he runs about and when we are walking home he is amazing! Socialization is key. Similarly to a puppy who wasn’t exposed to a variety of experiences. Also, sitting down and refusing to go any further until he is darn good and ready (at least two or three times during a roughly two mile walk). if you’re checking other comments here, there are actually quite a few people who have the same problem with the dog refusing to walk with only one human. It might just take more time for your new pooch to fully settle in. When you share your home and your life with a dog, there are so many activities your will be doing together. Any suggestions? These classes are fantastic options for socialising puppies and teaching them the basic skills they need. Despite the original purpose, the Presa Canario is also used for various other activities, including guarding and your dog may just be suspicious/curious about what other people are doing. Slowly expose him to these sounds and he’ll get used to them quite quickly. I’m sure Rosie and you will get through this! Glad that your vet checked him out and it’s seemingly nothing physical :). Do not force your dog to continue on walking unless you have clearly ruled out any medical problems. It’s not good at all when breeders don’t walk their dogs, but happens more often than one would think, unfortunately. Don’t worry and just keep walking him for walks alone and make that experience as positive as possible with the steps outlined above :). Reggie has begun to come to us on walks, if we stop a few feet away, so it seems he is bonding with us gradually! It’s awesome to rescue dogs but their history isn’t always known and there might be reason why she doesn’t want to go out besides not feeling 100% comfortable yet. I have been more patient with him though. These things can a) still develop and b) are not a requirement for training (even though our canines surely love food). She is pretty good on leash and does not seem fearful of walking (and we saw the vet recently and got a clear bill of health so no apparent physical issues) but is increasingly resistant to do anything out of the house unless BOTH of us are present. we are having the exact same issue with our 16 week old Cavapoo Fletcher. When the timer goes off, take the bowl away. She is a great wee dog and bonded with my husband and I very quickly but she will only go for short walks then wants to go home and she doesn’t know how to play with toys, she hardly ever barks ( although that’s ok for me) we have tried every thing to her to play even take her to my daughters garden to play with her dog, she is very interested but will make no attempt to join in the fun. Dogs have a natural tendency to lean against any pressure or force applied from the other end of the leash. To fix this, you can switch things up more often and confidently walk new routes with him. If they start indulging and begin weighing even 10-11kg (~23lbs), that’s a significant weight gain. If you’ve never put a leash on your pup before, or you’re using a new harness or collar,... 2. How do we overcome this? If one person tries to take him for a walk he will sit and won’t move while on the lead. You can apply the same principle to the harness. She likes to sniff the grass at the end on the road for a few minutes and then heads back home, quickly. Has something changed in your home? then feel free to tell her no. The owner of the dog said her dog only wanted to lick and say hello to our dog. She will get excited at an animal, and her gait seems fine so i don’t think it is medical related. See how far you can get outside of the gates before they put on the breaks. We have tried different harness and leash but still no change. I have a 7 month old bulldog. kudos to you for rescuing that dog and saving him from a life inside the shelter! With 6y they should’ve seen some fireworks already if they weren’t locked away before (as it often happens in puppy mills, sadly). However, you should guide your dog through socialization (especially if he has is a nervous character) and be an overall great, calm leader for him. Also, choose one side that your dog should always be walking on, this will eliminate sudden pulling. We will definitely try tiring him out at home too, whilst giving him time to discover his surroundings. if i say, ‘no’ she will not eat or move all day and she will not look in my direction. If she doesn't seem interested this time, try walking around until she finds the perfect spot.Obviously, if your dog accomplishes their leash elimination somewhere far … Any advice would be appreciated please. I’d never go for meds unless you’ve exhausted ALL options and the anxiety is huge. In the meanwhile you can work on your bonding. Drive Away From Home Before Starting Your Walk. Although I generally don’t recommend picking small dogs up, it’s definitely the best solution in potentially dangerous situations. Try to get him to connect you to the food giver and the person doing good things to him instead of taking stuff away or making him uncomfortable. Those are all symptoms of a dog that doesn’t have clear guidelines in his life and is not feeling secure. If so, take that dog with you on walks and try to go someplace loud etc. Do you have any suggestions?? Feel free to tire your dog out with enough playtime and teach new tricks, etc. She is definetly “my” dog I guess since if in house she always rests near me and puts her head on my feet. She loves sniffing and it provides her with loads of information. . Fair treatment is important and once she recognizes that there’s no “harsh punishment” but instead just a confident “No!” without anyone being mad at her afterwards, she’ll know what is demanded of her. If it isnt pain, maybe its a weird feeling?? A combination of compassion, treats and patience will solve this problem. Their joints are not connected yet and too much exercise will lead to orthopedic problems later in life. How do we get him to like going for walks again or playing with other dogs or running on the beach? congrats on the new addition to your home! A quick fix that works a lot of time is just picking up the pace in very interesting locations. help. If your dog didn’t live with humans before, that’s a big adjustment. If I try to take him out on the leash he just stands there looking sad and won’t move. If he plunks his bottom down and decides not to move I then stand there with him and wait until he goes to move and once he does that I continue to guide him the way I want to go and he some what complies. Also, I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but it needs to be said. Her first home was a challenging situation and I think built a lot of fear into her. Previously, we just used to pick him up since he is little but we want to be able to walk with him better. Bad practices can cause your dog to acquire bad habits, such as not wanting to go for walks. Even though you might be the primary carer, your boyfriend could be more of an authority figure and thus your dog places more trust in him even though he’s not really her trainer. He is a big sniffer and stops CONSTANTLY, which kind of defeats the purpose of a walk. Always evaluate your dog’s body language and don’t overwhelm him with new places/many new dogs. But as long as you get them back in your arms, it doesn’t take long to forgive and forget. But he’ll only start doing this once the house is out of site. If your normally affectionate pup becomes anti-social and doesn’t want to be touched or runs away or hides from you, he could be in pain or suffering from an injury. I actually have an article about dog limping, maybe it’s of some help to you. Your problem may very well exist due to your dog being walked without lead previously. Does the problem only exist with your kids or is it possible that she doesn’t want to walk with you either at the moment? especially if his normal route is pretty calm) as well as your bonding – I’ve linked you both articles. If so, it may just be that something happened to him outside before, he was used to not walking in his previous home, etc. nothing entices her even if she is starving. Just check my linked articles here and you’ll find many opportunities to tire out your dog in other ways. Any advice is welcome. Help! What did the vet suggest you do? Although tailored to the breed Cane Corso, you can read more about the second fear imprint of your Lab here. Grade 1 Patella Luxation doesn’t necessarily mean pain for your dog, neither does it mean that osteoarthritis will occur sometime soon. Just gradually expose them to walking again and keep going with treats or toys. We are new dog parents, we have a 3 year old Bulldog and she will only go for walks when there are both myself and my partner going. Teach your dog the good association of a reward that comes when the leash hangs loose. If you think your dog is fearful, consider socialising them in a safe environment. I did buy Bo a super cosy coat and that’s not made any difference. By just stopping right where you are and restricting access to any of his desires, you will show your dog that the only right way to walk is beside you. since you say that this has only been happening for the past few weeks, this probably has to do with the extended walks. Although dogs don’t think rational, such behavior patterns can definitely transition to the whole day. We’ve had out 4.5-year-old Pembroke Corgi, Lemon, for a week. Of course, this is more normal for a puppy, but it’s just to show that these things can turn 180. So, he moved to our home which included things he never had: routine, baths, toys, obedience classes, his own bed, etc…I am home with him all day and he lives inside now. And Buddy doesn't get excited anymore except when the dog is playing. Then when he does walk, will just stop and refuse to walk. Still developing and finding their personality, puppies may not be comfortable outside of their home. This doesn’t mean that your dog is uncomfortable or anything, maybe she just recognised if she refuses to walk, you’ll stay at home and she’s fine with that since you mention you play there and she loves that. Does the excitement persist with stranger’s dogs or only with this particular one? One thing led to another and they had a baby on the way and needed to move. Breeds like this are known to be quite strong-willed, sometimes even labeled as stubborn, and your dog just seems to be curious and wants to sniff stuff or look at birds when you want to walk. You’re definitely doing good with keeping him on-leash. My vet has recommended flomoxomine, but I’m leary with the kidney issue. If you’re checking the other comments and going through the article step-by-step you’ll probably make progress faster than you thought. For example, do they have a new collar? You will probably have to repeat this step a few times depending on how often you have reinforced this behavior in the past by giving in to your dog. An older dog might experience orthopedic pain from diseases like arthritis and doesn’t want to walk due to the discomfort it causes him. I actually have articles on all these topics from teaching tricks, obedience commands, bonding, etc. What works best is picking her up and going a few steps, and then putting her back down and she’ll continue on. My 4 month old Maltese puppy loved to walk on a leash until a few weeks ago when he suddenly refused to walk more than a few feet at a time when we were walking away from my apartment. Does it matter if she doesn’t walk? With you at his side, he will surely become much more confident to conquer any fear. how long is she with you? with 14 weeks, Mylo is still a pup and this fear period is totally normal. I think she has a lot of fear, but it is so discouraging to have this set back after so much growth! The fact that her unwillingness to walk is just increasing says it’s not fear, but manifested fear isn’t always showing right away – that’s what the 3-3-3 rule is for. Hello reddit! Then slowly bring the puppy out into the yard, and eventually outside of it. With patience, you’ll pull through this little transition period :). She will walk the opposite direction, but..if we walk along the lake,she’ll figure it out that we have left the house for a walk. Too many people expect too much progress too early and touch the dog when eating or even placing a hand in their dog’s bowl on day one, I’ve seen it happen. Second, I’d just go for a walk with them and see how the dog behaves when they walk the dog and you just observe. He runs around and walks happily in the yard. if you have a look at a couple of other comments here (search fr “car”), I’m sure you’ll find an answer that’ll help with that as many people have the same problem as you do. You will shortly receive an email from me with your download link. Now, if your dog is limping, ill or injured, this doesn’t apply. If it was winter when it happened before and now your dog doesn’t wanna walk below certain temperatures, she might just be too cold and the sound makes her even more uncomfortable. It could be that your pup formerly learned that the house is his safe/fun space and that’s why he refused to walk when you were near the house. When it comes to walks, she’s eager when heading out, and almost immediately the fear seems to set in. A puppy that has never seen a leash or collar before might freeze when being restrained for the first time. That way, your dog won’t even have time to think about jumping into a smelly bush and you’re not rolling your eyes and screaming “Why won’t my dog walk!” again. This can come in the form of praise, treats, toys, or even just letting her smell where she wants to. If both of us take her out she is happy to go for a walk or play/train in the yard. She is 5 months old. Help! Hi all, I have a 2.5 year old female bulldog who I’ve recently become very frustrated with and I’m hoping you can help? Restrict your walks to quiet paths at first to avoid overwhelming your dog which could cause him to shut down. They are both six years old. We just got back from a walk and about a black away from home I had to pick her up and walk for a few yards to get her moving. I’d be careful with the soothing voice and picking her up once she’s afraid. Let your puppy walk around the house with the leash on for a few days so he gets used to the weight and feel of it. It’s totally understandable that you want to calm her down but often, the effect is just the opposite and your dog can view this as positive reinforcement. and generally prone to adapt poorly to new environments. I’m really sorry about your current circumstances, no at-home protection-trained dog should be let off-leash on the streets but that’s we gotta deal with for now. I need help! It is where you are, for starters, and it is also where they learn to play, rest, and eat. Max wants to play but the old dog doesn't. If nothing else is possible, patiently wait but restrict to where he wants to go. great for these two that you rescued them! We’ve moved around a lot and have always been very adventurous on our walks. She is completely scared of everything (which is understandable) but she will only walk at 5 am and sometimes after dark. A lot of puppies are interested in everything and everybody and that’s a good sign, you should encourage him to check out stuff if he’s not scared. He will try hard to adjust to the new place but leaving home too early might be daunting to him. During their first few weeks and months, exposing young animals to as many safe experiences as possible is crucial. My Shar Pei has no problem that I know of, just back from vet and runs about in the house and out the back but soon as we go for a walk he just goes to sniff at a post or walk then walks away and just stops to look up in the air at birds or looks down the road and if u get him to move within 3/5 meters same again. Especially if they know putting on the breaks means they can go inside and sleep. We try to take her outside multiple times a day and she will not move from the steps and tries to run back inside. Feel free to check out the steps above and try luring her on walks to make them really fun and exciting. As always, maybe something happened to your dog while you walked her (this can be as much as a dog attack or as little as an extremely startling noise). If the problem persists or gets even worse, you might want to check your dog with the vet to rule out any medical problems. Also, are there any toys she’s crazy about? The thing is that, as you said, he’s probably used to roaming freely and bad habits can be hard to break but with time and patience, progress will come. Make them a part of the family again and see if their behaviour changes. No issues when it is both of us, she still dislikes the harness being put on (not sure she has been used to having a harness/lead before). If she’s a little scared but it doesn’t seem to be a biggie, just keep walking and show her through confident body language that there’s nothing to be afraid of. The most common is for not having taught your dog to be walked properly. That their dog is being lazy and doesn’t want to go outdoors. Either use a front-clip or a gentle leader, make sure that in his mind leash = awesome. She loves running and walking, however, about 2 weeks ago she decided otherwise. Immediately turning around will let her know that she’s in control and you probably want to be able to walk her alone :). Many of the methods discussed later in this article address this; however, some include puppy preschool or obedience classes. She’ll get interested sooner or later). Go on a 15+km (10 miles) hike with straight walking and she won’t be truly exhausted, just bored. When new experiences are put in front of your puppy, some may take more time than others to become comfortable. Do use a complete dog food that will fulfil all your dog’s nutritional requirements. It’s best to just outright ask your breeder and if your assumption is right, at least you know what you need to work on. Her paws are okay, and she drinks plenty of water, and we don’t walk her in the heat (we live in New Mexico). Also, you could do extra fun things outside like playing with her favorite toy, going to new places and, of course, giving her favorite treats. When we get to the end of our driveway he simply sits down and refuses to move. Any advice? Did your dog come from a breeder? Eventually, your dog will learn that it is safe being outside and will comfortably walk. I’m aware it’s early in our bonding process and we’re being really forgiving of her quirks and hesitancy to do many things. When you say your dog walked way better back, he might not have known the area but as soon as he walked the path, he probably memorized the way back. Maybe your Kelpie has his regular route memorized and wants to walk exactly this route. With that, you may be able to get him love walking again as well as tire him out mentally (extremely important) and physically. We have a two year old rescue dog who has lived in a (loud) shelter his whole life. We want to associate walking with something positive. 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