Doesn't want to walk?
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|Wed, 10-02-2013 - 8:44am|
We once had a puppy who would flip out at the word walk, and happily walk as far as her humans decided we were going that day. In the past few weeks, our 1.5 year old Pit mix, Fiona, hasn't been acting the same when it coms to walks. Whenever I get her ready to go, she simply stops whenever we leave the driveway, and stares longingly back at the house. Sometimes I can get her to walk a block or two before the stopping. When my husband takes her for walks, she does the same thing. When we're both home, we take her for walks together. She does great! She's her old cheerful self about it. Unfortunately, schedules don't always allow for us to take her together.
I know that physicaly she's perfectly fine. First of all, the fact that she walks great when it's both of us. Also, she sprints around the yard like her crazy self when she needs to bark at a truck or something. It just seems like an anxiety issue. It would almost make more sense if she were doing it when I took her and my husband was still at home. But even when he's not home, she still doesn't want to leave the house without him (or me if my husband is walking her).
Anyone have an experience with this or have any suggestions how to get her over it? We used to jog together everyday too, and she definitely has no interest in doing that anymore even though the weather has been super nice.
Thanks in advance!