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    Hi new to this forum. I have a 6.5 month old english bulldog who has always refused to take walks on the leash. He will go outside and do his business in 2 minutes and then run back upstairs to the house. I try to make him go for a walk but he just plops down on the ground and refuses. Then I will wait there and try to entice him with treats and he may or may not move a little bit and then sit back down. This will go on for a while and I may get him out as far as 50 yards or so from the house and he will just try to bolt back inside. I've tried different collars/harness but it doesn't work. Keeping him off the leash is definitely better because he will follow me around but my apartment complex doesn't allow off-leash. Please help my lazy dog!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarlosMcNugget View Post
    Hi new to this forum. I have a 6.5 month old english bulldog who has always refused to take walks on the leash. He will go outside and do his business in 2 minutes and then run back upstairs to the house. I try to make him go for a walk but he just plops down on the ground and refuses. Then I will wait there and try to entice him with treats and he may or may not move a little bit and then sit back down. This will go on for a while and I may get him out as far as 50 yards or so from the house and he will just try to bolt back inside. I've tried different collars/harness but it doesn't work. Keeping him off the leash is definitely better because he will follow me around but my apartment complex doesn't allow off-leash. Please help my lazy dog!!
    Our Buster used to do this and still does sometimes. Have you tried using treats when you go out and coax him to follow you? Thats what really made a difference with us. It takes awhile but they do catch on. Welcome to EBN!!

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    I guess you buy a doggie stroller! Sorry wrong answer😳


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    Default Re: Does your bulldog refuse to go for walks??

    Aubie did that when she was a pup. We used treats to coax her and went a little further each time until she got used to it. When we taught her the command "come", it helped a lot because she knew what we wanted.


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    Dually will only go for walks if I take him and if Daisy is going as well. If the kids try to take him he puts on the brakes and tries to go in the other direction.

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    Default Re: Does your bulldog refuse to go for walks??

    How about if you drive him to a park, or somewhere new and take him for a walk there? Sometimes, I notice my boy Finn will not be so ready to walk in our neighborhood…don't know why really, maybe he's bored(?). But as soon as we go somewhere new, like a different neighborhood, he's all excited and ready to walk. It will take time. If you can only go 50 feet one day then don't force it. Try again the next and see if he'll go further. Good luck!




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    Lol. I'm sorry I am no help here. I was reading this thread in hopes of finding the answer to that very same question. My male Bulldozer does the exact same thing, he has two problems, one he absolutely hates to walk, he will happily go out to pee and poop, but as soon as he's done, he pulls to go ack to the house. He refuses to walk down the complex, never mind going for a walk down the road. He flops on the ground and spreads all four of his legs out to the side, and just lays there. He's too funny and won't budge. Last summer my son and I took a walk to Tim Hortons to get a Iced Cap, and he refused to walk home, I had to call my husband to bring the car, because he wouldn't move. He's too heavy to carry home. His other problem is he's very skittish, afraid of his own shadow. He won't walk along a road, because the cars scare him, and he sits down and wants to pull to get away from the road. He's afraid of a lot of things, he's been like that since day one. His sister Blossom is the exact opposite, she loves to walk, and will walk for hours, I feel bad because I will take her for long walks, but Dozer I can't.
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    Do you have a friend, who has a dog? Perhaps if Carlos had a doggie friend to walk with-he might decide that it looks interesting..Or he might feel safer.(or think it's a good idea-especially if it's HIS idea!) Maybe he thinks the "bogie dog" will get him! I have a fenced yard-but if I try to take them for walks-they DRAG me!! The opposite problem!!
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    I agree with Lynn (manydogs).... Try with another dog, it might get him moving
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    Bosco was exactly the same - he would sit down and refuse to move until I gave up and turned back towards the house. He seemed to hate the leash for the first several months of his life.

    Only now that he's reached 8 months has he seemed to have grown out of it. Now he actually seems to like walks. I think it's a bulldog thing- just stay persistent and eventually he'll grow out of it.

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    No help here, my kids are the opposite Just wanted to say Hi and Welcome It sounds by previous comments they grow out of it
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    My Agnes refused to walk at first. She wouldn't even walk with me if i offered her penut butter, which is her most high value treat. What finally motivated her was when she wasn't allowed to do exercise or stairs or jumping for a week after her spay surgery. I think after that, she was just so excited to move around that she didn't even care she was out on a walk.

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