Doesn't want to walk....
Boston has a dog walker that comes everyday around lunch time. The same lady Monday - Thursday, and the same girl on Fridays. We communicate through his "dog walker journel" , texts, and phone calls. The past month it seems that both ladies say Boston doesn't want to walk. Normal routine - the go in say hello, leash up, go downstairs to walk around the complex and do his business, bring him back up for tlc and a snack.
Well....He will go down and pee.....no poops...which he normally does. Doesn't want to walk really out of sight of the apartment. His dogwalker was upset he didn't want to go on his normal walks and wanted to see if I was ok if he didnt want to walk much. ....this isn't like him.
I asked if something scared him when out with either of them. No. Boston is scared of big trucks...the noise...and most days he will encounter one around lunch making a delivery or someone moving in or out.
I suggested possibly bringing training treats on the walk to maybe distract him or lure him from whatever is not making him want to walk. One day it was successful, one day it wasnt. I suggested bringing a ball to throw ....he focuses only on the ball if I ever have one on a walk with us. This was said to help a little.
Friday, he would not go out at all. Not even downstairs to pee. So he was inside from 630-6 when I got home.
I don't know what to do. He doesn't do this for me! I'm not there to see what is really happening. He loves both of his dog walkers so I'm at a loss. They don't want to pull him...and neither do i. He has protested where he wanted to walk with me before...but he listens to me when I say "no we aren't going that way"
Anyone have any ideas on what could be going on or suggestions?
- Catherine -
Boston 8/8/07 - Fawn, Docked, and Floppy :0)