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So I have a 10 week old puppy and she really does not like leaving our yard. In fact, she absolutely refuses to. I've tried to slowly get her accustomed to walking on a leash, but she doesn't like it. It's not the leash either, it's leaving the property that scares her.

She's not really a timid puppy in any other way, she just doesn't like to be out of her element. It really makes no difference where we go or how we got there, leash or no leash, day or night, etc. She becomes a very different dog when away from my property and when trying to walk her on a leash away from the house, she'll simply lie down and refuses to go anywhere but back home.

My only dogs in the past have been Siberian Huskies, and although they were much, much more timid, they absolutely loved going outside to run as far and as fast as they could.

She's a very active puppy and loves to be outside in the back yard, but going anywhere else terrifies her.

Is this normal for GS puppies? At what age do they start to get over this fear? I've been working on it slowly so as not to scare her, but in two weeks we've made no progress.
 

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Did Ozzy get over that, or is still a work in progress? How old is he?

I guess I'm just surprised she doesn't like going for walks, especially considering that she loves being outside.

Today we drove to the pet store which is right around the corner, then the GF drove home and I walked with Cedar. She simply refused to walk. She would lie down and wouldn't go anywhere. I had to literally carry her home. But as soon as she got in the backyard, she came back to the life and starting playing again.
 
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