Hi guys, i'm new to the forums and am having a few problems with my 2 1/2 y/o Border Collie in relation to roads/walks. This is Forest.
When he sees I have the leash he will just sit and not seem at all interested, but seem more anxious than anything. Ears dropping, yawning etc. Occasionally he will shuffle slowly toward me with his head dropped down. On the footpaths he usually seems fine and doesn't pull too hard but when coming to cross the road is when he is very unsure/anxious. He will always follow my lead but when crossing the road, pulls like crazy. Now to the park. I usually take my push bike so he can run with me but whenever I ride toward the edge of the park he will just stop. It's really frustrating as I know he is simply not getting enough exercise, is becoming very vocal and bounces off the walls at home. I've tried taking treats with me and giving them to him when sitting, waiting to cross the road, but will NEVER eat the treat.
I've recently moved house so I understand this could be another factor taking him to a new park. He is not doing overly well socially at the new park either, becoming very snappy if a dog starts closing in on his backside.
Anyway, any suggestions or ideas would be great, thanks.