We did it...we took a walk out here in the addition. My son went with me..and he's more of a "stroller'..he smokes his pipe and looks at the trees and flowers ...so this worked out good for us.
I used the small bites of hot dog my vet tech friend suggested. Lured her out to the road with it...she stopped a couple of times and looked at the house but with the hot dog in front of her did not try to bolt back.
I worked on a "slow" command with her ..that if she was picking up speed and starting to pull we would say "slow" and she'd slow down and take her place back with is.
I also did a lot of walk/stop and sits/. Nice work! We got about a miles walk to and from. That was enough to start off with I think. We'll work up to the next mileage another time...once I get her ok to be out here walking and not being able to see the house.
nobody had their dogs out..I was really wishing they would have but most people are at work now and so dogs were in the houses. We'll have to do an evening stroll sometime.
I did use the comfort paws ( something like that) harness instead of the leash..I think that makes her feel more safe. I did order the martingale collar and am anxious for it to get here.
I am such a happy / content furmommy right now. I was so frustrated yesterday with all of it. I praised and praised while we were out. .and when we got home ( which I'm sure she wondered what I was still going on about since she was laying down)...but she just made me so happy and we had a great time while we were out. I want her to realize walks are a great thing.
thank you all for your tips and suggestions.