Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, New York
Re: HELP, Nico only wants to walk on his terms!
And here I was thinking that Jerzey was the only one who had this problem!!!
It's so frustrating, isn't it? Ugh. I definitely feel your pain. For a while, we would actually just drive Jerzey to a different place to take her on walks just to make sure she was getting SOME kind of activity. I wish I could remember what, exactly, we did to help her get over it. We did the treats and all of that with little success... she always knew when we were on our way home and would pull like crazy until we got there. I want to say that she just ended up growing out of it.
We live in a cottage next to a church so there is a parking lot there. We would run around the parking lot to get her outside of the yard and playing. Sometimes we'd also just walk away and wait for her to follow. We'd praise like crazy and try to keep giving her treats. It was like we had to kneel down and, like, walk with her. If my memory serves me correctly we just kept doing this and she really did just grow out of it.... because I honestly can't remember taking any steps besides the ones you're already taking. I'll have to talk to John and see if he can remember anything and come back here!
proud owner of:
Jerzey, Bi-color GSD. 4/23/08
Koji, spotted shelter kitty.