How can I get my Rover dog interested in walks ?

asked 2019-04-06 20:07:14 -0500

She just lays down. She's content playing in the yard.

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answered 2019-04-06 23:28:04 -0500

First thing I would do is to walk the dog in the yard because you say the dog is comfortable in the yard. The dog may be a stubborn walker because they fear some part of the experience, be it the leash, passing cars, or simply walking around outside their home and they don't know or trust you yet. Desensitization is a lengthy process in which you introduce your dog to graduating levels of the stimuli that they fear. The idea is that as they become comfortable with a low level of the stimuli, you add a bit more until they are again comfortable. Desensitizing your dog may be the key to your dog becoming happy to go on walks.

Also, have some high value treats to reward the dog for cooperating.

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answered 2019-06-08 15:47:14 -0500

Treats! Lots and lots of healthy treats (only give a few but use as motivation)!

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