Why doesn't my dog like to be walked any more?

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    Jun 28, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    Ok so I've had my first pet for about a year now. She's a pomeranian/poodle. She always loved to be walked until about 3 weeks ago. When we go walking on the sidewalk, she goes and lays on the grass and doesn't want to move. I have to pull her literally by the leash or else she'll stay there forever. It's so frustrating and don't know what the deal is. Because of my lack of experience with puppies, I am seeking your help. Any dog whisperers out there?
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    Well, I dunno, but maybe it's normal cuz my Chihuahuas don't like to be walked , when I put a leash on them they just lay on the ground and won't walk LOL icon_razz.gif so I never walk them
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:21 AM GMT
    LatinTwink saidWell, I dunno, but maybe it's normal cuz my Chihuahuas don't like to be walked , when I put a leash on them they just lay on the ground and won't walk LOL icon_razz.gif so I never walk them


    But the thing is that my puppy used to love walking. This phenomenon has only occured within the last three weeks.
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
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    LatinTwink saidWell, I dunno, but maybe it's normal cuz my Chihuahuas don't like to be walked , when I put a leash on them they just lay on the ground and won't walk LOL icon_razz.gif so I never walk them


    But the thing is that my puppy used to love walking. This phenomenon has only occured within the last three weeks.


    I see, well, I dunno maybe you should run and see if she runs too or maybe she just wants to rest, let her lay there till she continues walking on her own
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    The heat?

    my female does not like to go on the evening run---it's still about 100 degrees at 8p so we have discontinued that and now get up at 430a and go for our run--it's only about 80 degrees at that time icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:35 AM GMT
    Take her to a vet, I think. Describe what's happening.

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    Jun 28, 2010 1:45 AM GMT
    meninlove said Take her to a vet, I think. Describe what's happening.

    -Doug

    Agreed, though it may just be the heat, as also suggested. She may like getting a close trim of her fur in the Houston summer heat (which I know well).

    Other possibilities: check her paws for any injuries. Poodles are particularly prone to their claws growing right into their pads if not trimmed regularly, which will make her not want to walk a lot, especially on hard surfaces. And maybe the sidewalk and roads are really hot this time of year. Will she walk on the grass at all?

    But don't drag any dog by their leash, and do take her to a vet.
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    daguerreo saidThe heat?



    That was my first thought. If it's been very hot where the OP is, that could well be the reason.
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    Jun 28, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
    lol, Your pet hates you.
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    Jun 28, 2010 2:01 AM GMT
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    meninlove said Take her to a vet, I think. Describe what's happening.

    -Doug

    Agreed, though it may just be the heat, as also suggested. She may like getting a close trim of her fur in the Houston summer heat (which I know well).

    Other possibilities: check her paws for any injuries. Poodles are particularly prone to their claws growing right into their pads if not trimmed regularly, which will make her not want to walk a lot, especially on hard surfaces. And maybe the sidewalk and roads are really hot this time of year. Will she walk on the grass at all?

    But don't drag any dog by their leash, and do take her to a vet.



    No she will not walk on the grass either. She just wants to lay on the grass.
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    Jun 28, 2010 2:30 AM GMT
    So stop dressing her like this!

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    Seriously, you need to take her to a Vet and see. She may have a medical problem ....or maybe the sidewalk is just too damn hot for her.
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    Jun 28, 2010 3:08 AM GMT

    I would get the vet to rule out any physical issue (including Lyme Disease). Then, if there are no obvious environmental factors you notice - extreme heat, something that obviously scares her, etc - then it's time for some conditioning (a.k.a. tough love). Briefly, I would offer her high value treats every once in a while while she's walking. But I would NOT bribe her with treats when she poops out. If she does that I would shuffle my feet into her and make her move as soon as she starts walking again - more treats. I would then lengthen the interval between treats.

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    Jun 28, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    meninlove said Take her to a vet, I think. Describe what's happening.

    -Doug
    ^^^that^^^

    And the vet's first question will probably be "is the dog active and playful inside?"
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    Jun 28, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    Well to avoid me from passing out from heat exhaustion, I make it a point to walk her towards the evening when the sun is down. She is playful inside. There must be something wrong. There is something external.
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    Jun 28, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    I dunno if this'll help any, but here is a picture of her...


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    Jun 28, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    Maybe something scared her on a walk and she's afraid to leave the yard for a while.
    Maybe it's still too warm for her.
    Maybe she's already sniffed everything she wants to sniff.
    Maybe she hates you.
    Maybe it's Maybelline.
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    Jun 28, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
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    feels like 92 degrees---it's too damn hot to go for a walk!

    Get up at 430a and see if she is better! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 28, 2010 3:35 AM GMT


    Maybe something is stuck in her paw?
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    Jun 28, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    It doesn't seem normal for your dog to suddenly not want to go for a walk. I'm thinking your dog needs a visit with the vet. There could be any number of medical things wrong with her.
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    Jun 28, 2010 4:52 AM GMT
    Playful inside but doesn't want to go for a walk outside? I'm guessing it's the heat. Get her hair trimmed for summer and take her for a walk when it's nighttime or early in the morning.

    If she still refuses to budge from beyond the comfort of her home, then you have to get her to exercise in other ways. Play fetch with her inside the house. Run her up and down the stairs if you have stairs or play tag. (My dogs LOVE to play tag!) Play wrestle or tug-of-war with the rope. Anything to keep them stimulated and occupied.

    If she still appears lethargic or inactive, take her to the vet for a check-up. It may be a cue that something is wrong with your cutie!
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    Jun 28, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    those dogs usually like to be picked up and held against a Revillon fur coat. ;P


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    Jun 28, 2010 5:57 AM GMT
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    Erm... Anyone else see a problem here?
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    Jun 28, 2010 6:15 AM GMT
    Teenagers...what can i tell ya.

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    Jun 28, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    Because she wants a huge dick inside of her.
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    Jun 28, 2010 12:08 PM GMT
    Maybe she met someone else?