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    I am so glad I'm not the only one with this issue! This weekend we tried enticing him with treats and he walked a little further...we also took him to a few new places in the complex and he loved it! It seems as if we make it "adventure" like he has a ball with it! You are all so much help I really appreciate it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Oh boy do I (or should I say DID) feel your pain up until about a month ago. How old is Winston? When I got Wilson at 8 weeks I started walking with him in the house on his leash and always had treats. Then we went to the backyard and did the same thing. Quite often I was walking backwards in front of him enticing him with a yum yum. Then we moved the walk to outside. In the beginning we'd only go 30 feet or so and it was work. Me walking backwards bent over holding a yum yum in front of his face. I kept working with him all summer at home and when we were camping. Sometimes we go for longer walks and sometimes shorter - just depended on what he wanted to do. I let him have the range on how far since I wanted it to be a good experience. Did I say it was a lot of work? Sure I got frustrated a bit as he just wanted to go at his own pace and stopped and smelled the roses about every 2 feet. A 75' walk to my mailbox and back took about 25 minutes. He slowly improved and we went further and further. Usually always only a total of a mile, if that. Wilson's now 10 months and all of a sudden about 3 walks back he started jogging. I was stunned and he just kept on sprinting through the neighborhood and we went on a long walk. He tuckered out about 1/3 of the way back though. There was a time this past summer when we were camping and I took him for an early morning walk around the campsites. OMG did I about loose it. He didn't want to budge at one point on our walk and we had a ways to get back. I just wanted to drag him on his leash and sorta did. I lost my temper. I swore then that would never happen again. I have found that if he stops and doesn't want to budge that if I get stand behind him and nudge his butt he gets his groove back on. So far so good and our last walk this past weekend was outstanding. We, me and Wilson, and my husband and Jack, went all the way the middle school and went to the track and played. Wilson's gate was fast coming back too. He was like super dog. Now Wilson will never be able to go as far as my other pup Jack but that's ok, we can all walk together again now. Just keep plugging away little by little and hopefully one day your hard work will pay off like it did with me. Have treats that entice Winston at all times!!
    Winston is 5 months!! I'm so glad to hear you can all walk together now!!
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    Our Daisy likes to go on walks but if we have walked a little to far for her, she decided to take a "union break." She lays down relaxes on her side and doesn't want to move. We break out the water and treats, finish out the "union break" and tell her lets go, then she starts up. I would start training your dog with commands for the walk, like "lets go". When Daisy hears that she knows it is time to get a move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieCO View Post
    Oh boy do I (or should I say DID) feel your pain up until about a month ago. How old is Winston? When I got Wilson at 8 weeks I started walking with him in the house on his leash and always had treats. Then we went to the backyard and did the same thing. Quite often I was walking backwards in front of him enticing him with a yum yum. Then we moved the walk to outside. In the beginning we'd only go 30 feet or so and it was work. Me walking backwards bent over holding a yum yum in front of his face. I kept working with him all summer at home and when we were camping. Sometimes we go for longer walks and sometimes shorter - just depended on what he wanted to do. I let him have the range on how far since I wanted it to be a good experience. Did I say it was a lot of work? Sure I got frustrated a bit as he just wanted to go at his own pace and stopped and smelled the roses about every 2 feet. A 75' walk to my mailbox and back took about 25 minutes. He slowly improved and we went further and further. Usually always only a total of a mile, if that. Wilson's now 10 months and all of a sudden about 3 walks back he started jogging. I was stunned and he just kept on sprinting through the neighborhood and we went on a long walk. He tuckered out about 1/3 of the way back though. There was a time this past summer when we were camping and I took him for an early morning walk around the campsites. OMG did I about loose it. He didn't want to budge at one point on our walk and we had a ways to get back. I just wanted to drag him on his leash and sorta did. I lost my temper. I swore then that would never happen again. I have found that if he stops and doesn't want to budge that if I get stand behind him and nudge his butt he gets his groove back on. So far so good and our last walk this past weekend was outstanding. We, me and Wilson, and my husband and Jack, went all the way the middle school and went to the track and played. Wilson's gate was fast coming back too. He was like super dog. Now Wilson will never be able to go as far as my other pup Jack but that's ok, we can all walk together again now. Just keep plugging away little by little and hopefully one day your hard work will pay off like it did with me. Have treats that entice Winston at all times!!
    When i read this it made me think of Daisy. On some walks we take she is constantly pulling the leash tight, then turns when she feels the tug, slows down, lags behind, speeds up, hits the end of the leash, rinse and repeat. I found that at times, we walk too slow for her. So she started pulling so i sped up, she went faster, i sped up, she went faster, im jogging, she is trotting, im running, she is keeping up, I'm sprinting, she is sprinting. At that point I lasted about a min or two(out of shape ) then we stopped to wait for mom and our pug ozzy. I was laughing my backside off, huffing and puffing and Daisy was more excited then I have ever seen her licking me and dancing around. So make sure you watch your dogs speed as you go, you might be going to slow even though your bully looks like a rock with legs. On a side note, i think i have a jogging buddy.

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    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theozzmandpg View Post
    When i read this it made me think of Daisy. On some walks we take she is constantly pulling the leash tight, then turns when she feels the tug, slows down, lags behind, speeds up, hits the end of the leash, rinse and repeat. I found that at times, we walk too slow for her. So she started pulling so i sped up, she went faster, i sped up, she went faster, im jogging, she is trotting, im running, she is keeping up, I'm sprinting, she is sprinting. At that point I lasted about a min or two(out of shape ) then we stopped to wait for mom and our pug ozzy. I was laughing my backside off, huffing and puffing and Daisy was more excited then I have ever seen her licking me and dancing around. So make sure you watch your dogs speed as you go, you might be going to slow even though your bully looks like a rock with legs. On a side note, i think i have a jogging buddy.
    There's a great video on YouTube from user KIKOPUP that answers the question: "Is your dog a YOYO?" Bo is - and it's maddening. We're working on it using a variation on the technique the trainer KIKOPUP uses in her video. We're making some nice headway too! It's exciting to see him walk like a normal dog. hahahaha Oh he relapses for sure - but we are a work in progress!

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    I will have to check that out thanks!! Glad to hear you are making progress, good luck with Bo!!

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