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    Earlier in the week, Abby started this new thing. At first I thought maybe she was just feeling mushy but now I think it's more. She will only walk for me. My mom comes twice a day to let them out, she won't go. My son tries to walk her, she digs her paws in and won't budge.

    She used to walk for them but not anymore. I supposed they could gently pull her a little bit, just to try to get her moving. But with her hips and shoulders I don't think that's a good idea. They've tried treats. They've tried praise. Giuseppe has even carried her down the stairs and planted her on the grass. But she won't move once he puts her down. When I grab the leash, she runs to the door, runs down the stairs, sits when I stop and of course plays welcoming committee to people trying to pass by. I tried faking her out. I put the leash on, I walked her down the stairs and even walked a little down the street with her. Then I handed the leash to my son. As soon as she saw I wasn't following anymore she dug in. She would only walk again once I caught up and walked next to her.

    Obviously I can't have this. There are days (like today - 93% humidity! ) that it's impossible for me to walk myself to the car, never mind walk a sweetie head around the block. How can I change this behavior before it gets worse? LOL Can it even get any worse?

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    I think Sweet Abby is really walking YOU!!! Maybe if you go or at least start with your mom and son. Then let them keep going..you know if you can't beat 'em....join 'em!! Plus they are hard headed beasts!

    Little by little she will go with them..I hope!

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    When I leave the house, Bea goes into her kennel and won't come out. Grandma can't get her out with cookies or anything. She'll only eventually go potty when there's no way she can hold it one more second.

    These dogs are funny.

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    My Sarge is like that, we will only go out for me, dont know why?

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    My inner 8 year old is secretly thrilled that she likes me best But we can't have this lol She has to go outside

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    Default Re: Once again, I need help

    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    My inner 8 year old is secretly thrilled that she likes me best
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    Sorry not sure what to suggest!

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    Default Re: Once again, I need help

    That's strange, I wonder why she would all of the sudden do that. Could something have happened? Like, for example, someone (other than you) was walking her and a loud bang happened and now she's associating the scary bang with anyone but you???

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    Maybe a basic obedience class will help Abby with the walking "stubborness". Finn was like that where he just wouldn't budge...for me, or for anyone else w/out a lot of prodding. We did a few lessons w/a trainer on loose leash walking and the "heel" command, and he's so much better now with me and with others who need to walk him.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyWoodman View Post
    That's strange, I wonder why she would all of the sudden do that. Could something have happened? Like, for example, someone (other than you) was walking her and a loud bang happened and now she's associating the scary bang with anyone but you???
    I guess anything is possible? but they walk her at different times. Mom walks her while I'm at work and Jr is in school. Jr walks her before and after school. I walk her when I get home from work and before bed. What are the odds that she got scared twice with different people?

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    You are the alpha, and she has decided that she only has to walk for the alpha...... Have no idea how to correct it tho. Other than kisses.. .... HRH always gets kisses... LOL :<3:

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    But I have to correct it! I cant be there all the time to walk her. I've even told her that. I doubt she understood me, but I told her

    I kiss on Abby all the time too. That's the only time she tries to get away from me

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    Bruce hit the nail on the head.... you are the leader and the rest are just minions
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