dog won't walk
October 6, 2010 9:15 AM Subscribe
How can I get my dog to walk?
posted by ljs30 to Pets & Animals (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have a 1 year old Shiba Inu. He's a beautiful dog with a kind heart, a playful spirit, and an easy going personality. However, when it comes to walks he is extremely difficult. Shiba Inu's are known for being stubborn. I knew that when I got the dog. Overall, he's not too bad for a shiba Inu...except for when it comes to walking consistently. This is a new occurrence. I've had him for eight months. While he's had some problems walking and stopping it's never been this bad. Here's what's happening: As soon as we walk out the door he immediately sits down on the front porch and will not move. In order to get him to move I have to either give him a treat or pick him up. The treat only gets him to move a little then he stops. Eventually he'll start to move and walk until he's found a place to go to the bathroom. Once he's finished going to the bathroom the only direction he'll walk is back towards my house. He's healthy...according to my vet. Inside the house he sprints when we play fetch. Overall, he's definitely more of a lazy dog, but not wanting to ever walk? This is something that started about 2 weeks ago. I usually walk him 3 times a day. Once in the morning, once at the end of the work day, and once before we go to bed. I've tried a squirt bottle. It worked at first but then it didn't work. I'm loosing my mind! I love this dog, but not being able to walk him has caused so much stress and frustration. Any tips or advice here are very much appreciated!