My dog is over a year old and still will not walk in the neighborhood. He will walk to the stop sign at the corner and won't go any further. I used to be able to walk him, even though he pulled and pulled. Finally, I quit walking him because it was just stressing him out. He'd pull so hard that he would be choking for breath. I do blame a few of my neighbors because he was just a little puppy when I got him, and there are people here that do not keep their dogs in their own yard. Several times we had a large Weinmarner (I know its spelled wrong) approach us barking and growling. Another time someone's dog jumped their gate, a gate that was entirely too low because this dog was an excellent jumper. Though the dog did not do anything other than try to play, my 3 month old pup at the time did not find this fun. Now he plays in the backyard, and runs around at top speed without a care in the world. I can take him to the store with me, or to people's homes and he is okay walking there, so I think he just doesn't like it here.