Normal Behavior? (Scared to Walk and Obessive Barking)
Our dog is about 19 weeks old and she has a few issues that I wanted to run by everyone to see if they are 'normal'.
1) When I try to take her for a walk out of the yard, either into the woods or on our road (very little traffic) she will grab the leash and try and pull me back home. I started trying to increase our distance from home but eventually she hits a point and is done. We've been to bike paths, cities, etc. where she didn't have any problems, it just seems to be around our home that she gets scared. Can this be considered normal for her age?
2) When she was younger I started pushing a broom around at work and she would chase it, now when I pull out tools like shovels, snow brushes, etc. she just constantly barks at them to the point I have to put them away. Is this normal playing or some type of dog OCD that needs to be worked on?
Thanks in advance!