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Puppy won't walk more than a few feet when going for 'a walk'!

Discussion in 'Labrador Chat' started by torchest, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. torchest

    torchest Registered Users

    Apr 13, 2019
    HI, I am finally able to take my 13 week old lab puppy out on walks which I have been so looking forward to. I thought that, like me he was desperate to get out there. I have done lots of socialising with him in my arms, people, horses, dogs lots(which he was on the ground for as they are vaccinated and we were in their garden), bikes, cars, motorbikes. He's played with children in my garden and has been very confident throughout. The bigger he got the more confident he was and is almost too heavy now to carry 7.8kgs,, but he struggled to get down a lot but I never let him as we are in the country and there are foxes about.
    We went out yesterday and again today but he doesn't really want to walk. He sniffs a lot which is to be expected and walks a few paces then just sits and won't go any further. I took him in the car to a spot that i planned on walking him for 15 minutes then back to the car, all bridle path and a field yesterday. We didn't get further than a few feet. I had treats for him which i gave him when he came forwards for them but he then sat down again. In the end i pulled him but he just rolled over in the dirt and still would not move. When i turned to go back to the car he walked ok. Am i doing this all wrong? He likes his harness and has been wearing it in the car for weeks now happily, he also is fine in the car and sleeps in his crate.
  2. 5labs

    5labs Registered Users

    Mar 19, 2019
    North Yorkshire
    Was it his first time walking on a lead? If so, work on your lead work at home where he is more confident and find somewhere you can play with him off lead for his first trips out.

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