Digby is 4 1/2 months old and as good as gold, until we take him out. He won’t budge and just sits shaking. Tried EVERYTHING!!! Any advice please?
Thanks for this. He’s frightened no matter where we take himIf he sit shaking he is telling you he is scared not naughty. Just go outside and sit and watch the world go by and give him lots of tasty treats and encouragement to explore a little knowing he will not be forced. Is he any happier if you got to a park or green open space? If he is drive him there and again let him explore slowly with no force and plenty of encouragement
Hi Donna there are lots of games u can play with him at home to build his confidence like cardboard chaos , scent work ,puzzles if u build up his confidence he'll hopefully start enjoying his walks or u could carry him so that he gets to see it's not so scary after all ull find loads of games on absolute dogs they're on you tube hope it helps take plenty treats on your walk or let him carry his favourite toy 💙 good luck it'll all work outDigby is 4 1/2 months old and as good as gold, until we take him out. He won’t budge and just sits shaking. Tried EVERYTHING!!! Any advice please?
We put his lead on in the garden, and admittedly tried to walk with him ( didn’t realise he wouldn’t like it), he went berserk poor thing, was squealing and crying. It sounded like we’d hurt him (very upsetting). Dropped the lead right away and took it off. Never known this before and we felt awful!!! He’s got a light lead, yesWhat were first lead experiences like and when did it go wrong? What happened?
Yes I think that’s what’s triggered it ( I should of mentioned that in the beginning). He won’t take treats when lead is on, but I’ll try doing what you said when it’s near him. Thank youOK and since then when the lead goes on he freezes and will not move or take treats?
Sounds like that experience has really terrified him and you need to break it right down.
Will he take treats when the lead is on the floor near him, when it is in your hand, when you lift the lead slightly, when you move it towards him? You need to find the step at which he copes and then very slowly and carefully work with him to teach him it is safe, you need to work at his pace and when he says enough and stops wanting to take treats and join in you need to respect that at stop for that session and try again later.