How hard should I push?
My pup is 16 weeks now and we start our puppy class the first week of Jan.
We brought her home at 9 weeks. She is just wonderful in nearly every way!
She does great on the leash and we have taken her several times to a nearby state park and hiked for an hr. or so off leash, (No one is there this time of year, so very few distractions.) and she has done great.
BUT-she will NOT walk up and down our country road with me. She will walk to the mailbox and back, but digs her feet in and will not walk in either direction down our road. You would literally have to drag her to make it happen.
It is not the cars, there are very few, plus I have taken her into town and walked up and down much busier streets with no problem. It is only our road.
Now, I think what happened is that when she was about 10 weeks old, my kids (adults) took her for a walk down the road and a dog ran at her barking and scared her.
How do I get her past this, assuming this is what is bothering her. I have tried treats, etc. but literally no go! I really don't want to drive somewhere else to take a walk..........