im thinking that for some reason abby thinks that you are the one and only one she has to do anything for. now she has to learn to do this for others so i would stop walking her myself and just go when others walk her. give her the idea that your not going to be the only one doing it. then have them try it alone. i have no idea why she would stop walking for them unless she has learned that mama is her only caregiver. also does anyone else do anything for her but you. does anyone else feed her or pet her love her alot. i would get others involved in her daily care instead of just you. have your mom come over and feed her sometimes or your son. teach her that its ok for others to do things for her. step back as her main caregiver some and see if this helps.
I guess I could try letting him put the bowl down at night. He could do her bedtime applesauce too, there's only 1 thing to add to that and it's pre-measured. Maybe that will help?
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I agree with cowsmom. Hope you find what works for Abby. If all else fails involve them with you in an obedience class. Best of luck...
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Beefy is like that also, he'll only do stuff for me. It breaks my sons heart because he wants to do things with Beefy. so, what I did was gave my son Bryce, a dab of peanut butter in a bowl. He say in the floor and finger fed the peanut butter to Beef. It kinda let them bond. Now Beefy will cooperate with Bryce. It reminds me of a show that use to be on with a dinosaur baby that would say "not the mama, not the mama".
I wish I knew something that worked, but have no idea. We are having the same issue now...Frank refuses to walk with me but will walk with my husband. However, most of the time Frank is stuck to me like glue. Dogs are definitely funny. If you find a technique that works so Abby will walk with the rest of your family members, let us know!
I wonder if she just needs more bonding with them. Let your son give her dinner and treats, she might need to see him as boss too
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