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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 01:49 AM Thread Starter
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lazy or too young?

i have a 6 month old female german shepherd ive made the commitment to work with her everyday but the problem is when i take her for walks after about 2 blocks she slows down and for the rest of the walk i have to keep telling her to come on and i have to constantly keep pulling on the leash which makes the walk no fun for me or her from the research ive done i thought these dogs were energetic is she too young to go on walks longer than a few blocks? or do i have a lazy dog? she doesnt seem to be sick shes well fed just seems like she should outwalk me not the other way if someone has any info it would be appreciated thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 03:08 AM
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Mmhmm. For how long do you have her now?
Maybe she is still grieving over the loss of her family. Maybe there is something medical going on or maybe she just doesn't have the constitution yet.

How far ist "a couple of Blocks"? How hot is it?

I have a six month old and even in a 100 degrees I don't have to drag her with me. If you have to drag them, there is something wrong.

There are so many reasons why she's shutting down. It could even be fear related or because she never learned to walk on a leash properly.

Rule out any medical reason first. Take her to the vet and see if everything is alright with her, and than go to a good trainer and have him come with you on a walk so he can see what is going on.
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