Brenda L.· Registered
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Hi, we have a rescue pup that's approx. 5-6 months old. We've had him 6 weeks now. (he was a stray that no one claimed) He's doing great with us and our home. The problem is he gets so anxious to leave. He's terrified to go in the vehicle, I can't even bribe him with treats. Treats come out, he hides in his crate. He HATES the leash too. Again, he hides when he sees it. We live on 3 acres, so he has lots of room outside off leash, and surprisingly he's good off-leash, comes to me very well. The other night I thought, I'd try to take him for a short walk (on leash) he was doing ok, then we got to where he couldn't see our house and he stopped, started resisting and actually pulled the collar over his head and ran right back home. He jumped in my husband's lap and would NOT come to me the rest of the night. (even with treats) Any insight what to do? I've been trying to take him more places in the van, so going somewhere isn't such a bad thing. I'm guessing it just may take awhile??? what do I do about the leash and walks? I hate seeing him so scared and tramautized. Thanks in advance! Oh, we start obedience next week. That should be interesting!