walking aid

Long story short, my dog ​​will lie down at the start of a walk we do 3 times a day until we get to a certain point and he wants to walk 2-4 miles. Long story, I have a dog (Australian Cattle Dog/Bull Terrier) who is 1.5 years old (DOB November 2020). We adopted him at 4 months and he has a lot of anxiety about his past before us. He was severely abused for his first 2-3 months and then spent a few weeks in the shelter before we adopted him. He has grown a lot in the time we have had him and his anxieties mostly come from meeting/seeing new people. He is very motivated by the food inside the house, but then we get to the outside of the house. Leash training has been inherently difficult because the common method for leash training is rewards for good behavior. However, he will not accept treats on a leash. This means that the only reward for good behavior from him is “good boy”, but that only goes so far. Then there’s his anxiety when he sees people walking towards us, but usually he walks as far to the left or right as possible and he’s fine. The biggest problem we have at the moment is about 0.1-0.25 miles he tries to lay down/pull towards his house to start the hike. We go down the steps, turn around and he lies down. This usually results in us having to carry him around a bit until he decides “he’s fine, let’s go for a walk”, then he’s great and wants to walk 2-4 miles. He is that first little bit. We’ve tried charging him in small amounts to see if he was just being stubborn in that spot. We try to wait until he is ready but we stand there for 5 minutes while he decides what to do. We even conceded and went back in until he indicated that he needed to get out (bells), then once we got out he changed his mind and decided he didn’t want to be out anymore. Our methodology has been more stubborn than him, but there is not enough time in the day anymore. Any idea how to get it past the initial block or two?

Long story short, my dog ​​will lie down at the start of a walk we do 3 times a day until we get to a certain point and he wants to walk 2-4 miles. Long story, I have a dog (Australian Cattle Dog/Bull Terrier) who is 1.5 years old (DOB November 2020). We adopted him at 4 months and he has a lot of anxiety about his past before us. He was severely abused for his first 2-3 months and then spent a few weeks in the shelter before we adopted him. He has grown a lot in the time we have had him and his anxieties mostly come from meeting/seeing new people. He is very motivated by the food inside the house, but then we get to the outside of the house. Leash training has been inherently difficult because the common method for leash training is rewards for good behavior. However, he will not accept treats on a leash. This means that the only reward for good behavior from him is “good boy”, but that only goes so far. Then there’s his anxiety when he sees people walking towards us, but usually he walks as far to the left or right as possible and he’s fine. The biggest problem we have at the moment is about 0.1-0.25 miles he tries to lay down/pull towards his house to start the hike. We go down the steps, turn around and he lies down. This usually results in us having to carry him around a bit until he decides “he’s fine, let’s go for a walk”, then he’s great and wants to walk 2-4 miles. He is that first little bit. We’ve tried charging him in small amounts to see if he was just being stubborn in that spot. We try to wait until he is ready but we stand there for 5 minutes while he decides what to do. We even conceded and went back in until he indicated that he needed to get out (bells), then once we got out he changed his mind and decided he didn’t want to be out anymore. Our methodology has been more stubborn than him, but there is not enough time in the day anymore. Any idea how to get it past the initial block or two?

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