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    Ok, why won't Shermam walk without lying down 5 minutes out? I just read a couple posts about walking for an hour? I couldn't even get Sherman to do that if a hot dog was dangling in front of his nose. Going around a small block is like a war of wills, and I usually lose. Can this be changed by some kind of specific training or do I have a lazy walker for life?

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    Hi, lol. If you find the answer to this question please let me know. I have two EB siblings, my female Blossom will walk for hours, she has so much energy, but her brother Bulldozer does the same thing Sherman does. He doesn't like to walk, he gets outside the house and will do his duties, and then pulls to go back to the house. If I try to take him for a walk, he will walk for about 5 or 10 minutes, and then will lay down and refuse to move. I feel bad sometimes, because I will go on long walks in the morning or evening, or on a cooler day with Blossom, but I leave Dozer at home because he won't walk. One time my son and I tried to walk up to the plaza by my street, to go to Tim Horten's' and we got there, but he refused and just wouldn't walk home, he weighs 45 lbs and I can't carry him home, so we had to call my hubby and ask him to bring the car to come and get us. Lol. He is happiest sleeping, or cuddling with us.
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    Default Re: Walking, resting, walking, resting, resting, resting...

    Many times it's just a matter of practice and patience. How old is Sherman? I recall when Tate was a puppy he also didn't want to budge but a few feet while on our walks. I had to prod him with every step. But we persevered with the walking and also went to some basic obedience classes which teaches the "heal" command, and now Tate is such a good little walker. Keep at it...you may need to just start off with 10 minutes here, 15 minutes there...just keep building up. It doesn't have to be a one hour walk, even 5 minutes to start is okay too.




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    I'm sorry...I can't help. If I asked Dudley to walk all day, he would. If you try building up to it, might help, but from what I've read, some bullies are just sleepers! But Sherman is stinking cute whether walking or sleeping!
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    Some like to go for a walk and others do not. Our Blondie would not go for a walk, no way no how. Most of the others like to walk, but Lucy doesn't like to go very far. He may just be one that doesn't like it. If it's hot out I wouldn't push it.
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    Omg I want mine to calm down a bit. When we go for walks he'll pull us the whole time. It's gotten better but he's still the first one... I just want him to walk slowly next to us or even behind.

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    Brutus will walk but I have to be careful because when he feels like being done walking he will lay down wherever he is for a nap

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    Hi, love his name, Sherman, it's super cute I don't want to scare you, but has he been checked for hip dysplasia or any joint probems? My Joey acted kind of like that too on walks, and it turned out she had hip dysplasia. She's had her op and is now doing great, but she's still a lazy walker so it might not have been the hips causing her to rest lol. Sherman might just be lazy, some are
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    Awwwww, I love Sherman...both my bullies (rehomes) have been older
    (so don't know their younger selves energy levels) and neither liked the
    outside or walks. Brutus loved to go for rides tho and both would walk
    inside at Petsmart in the AC. I live in hot Central TX so that may have
    something to do with it, am curious if Cami will go for walks as it cools off.

    Other than a health issue Sherman, like lots of bullies, may just be lazy, lol

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    No advice here, Bazza is very energetic, loves a walk more than anything, post made me laugh.

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    Banks will walk for hours if she could, she loves it. Our boy, was a short timer -- 10 mins tops and he flopped on the ground or just stopped and stood there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Hi, lol. If you find the answer to this question please let me know. I have two EB siblings, my female Blossom will walk for hours, she has so much energy, but her brother Bulldozer does the same thing Sherman does. He doesn't like to walk, he gets outside the house and will do his duties, and then pulls to go back to the house. If I try to take him for a walk, he will walk for about 5 or 10 minutes, and then will lay down and refuse to move. I feel bad sometimes, because I will go on long walks in the morning or evening, or on a cooler day with Blossom, but I leave Dozer at home because he won't walk. One time my son and I tried to walk up to the plaza by my street, to go to Tim Horten's' and we got there, but he refused and just wouldn't walk home, he weighs 45 lbs and I can't carry him home, so we had to call my hubby and ask him to bring the car to come and get us. Lol. He is happiest sleeping, or cuddling with us.
    The more I read about Dozer and Blossom the more I fall in love with them. They make me laugh, I can only imagine the laughter in your house.

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