Has anyone had any experience with a dog who just won't walk on a lead?
I like to try and take my boy for a walk every night after work, sometimes he walks really well and enjoys it but the majority of the time he will walk a few metres then lay down on the ground and refuses to budge. We sometimes take him to a fenced in paddock near by where he will run off his lead and he stays close to us and he loves it, but its just getting him to that paddock which is the problem!
We've tried everything, done 2 different puppy classes with him, we take treats with us, toys, we talk to him as he walks, encourage him, get down and pat our knee, change directions...EVERYTHING!
He is 7 months old, is it an age thing? Does he just not like walking? Am I forcing him to do something he doesn't want to do? Or do I just have a stubborn dog?
Last week he was walking great this week its a different story, what am I doing wrong??
Its disheartening because i want to be able to walk with him, its good for him and a great way for me to spend time with him.