Dog doesn't want to walk

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Mama1980 Thu 25-Apr-13 20:41:41

Hi I'll try to keep this brief smile I have a 2 year old springer/lurcher bitch, she's gorgeous. I am three weeks out of hospital following a prolonged stay after my ds2 was Born at 24 weeks and I needed a emergency hysterectomy. I have ds1 who's 5 and dd 15, I am at the moment partially paralysed so my brother and my dd have been walking dog. She is inseparable from ds1 since they met and adores ds2 I cannot fault her behaviour.
Since we have been home she has been happy to go into the garden to play, she has constant access to our large 1 acre secure garden but when being taken for a walk she runs and hides from the lead, then according to dd etc cries to come home, doesn't want to walk. She is used to 4 miles a day plus garden access but hasn't had a proper walk in a week as she just becomes distressed after a short while so they bring her home where she's fine. She's eating fine, sleeping, playing etc all fine.
So I'm just wondering do I 'insist' she walks and persevere or do I let her stay close for now?
Any thoughts much appreciated thanks

Hmm, I'm having similar problems with one of my dogs. I literally have to drag him out of the front door. Difficult as he weighs over 12 stone.

Sometimes he'll walk as far as the next door neighbours drive, other days he won't go past our gate. We booked him in to see the vet on Monday but he wouldn't get in the car and due to his size there was nothing we could do. We had to cancel the appointment.

He doesn't seem in pain as he plays with the other dogs. He's eating well and all poo is solid. I've looked at his paws to check for a problem that might be causing him to not enjoy his walks but can't see anything.

I think he might be fed up of the rain! It's dry now but I do wonder if all the rainy walks have made him think that walks aren't fun anymore.

It'll be interesting to see what other MNs suggest to help your dog.

pinkpaws Sun 28-Apr-13 19:16:25

Hi no kidding he is eating well 12 stone really . His lack of movement is down to his weight like fat people they fine it hard to move . You really need to keep him moving lots of short walks do not take no for an answer.

pinkpaws Sun 28-Apr-13 19:17:04

Hi no kidding he is eating well 12 stone really . His lack of movement is down to his weight like fat people they fine it hard to move . You really need to keep him moving lots of short walks do not take no for an answer.

pinkpaws Sun 28-Apr-13 19:17:14

Hi no kidding he is eating well 12 stone really . His lack of movement is down to his weight like fat people they fine it hard to move . You really need to keep him moving lots of short walks do not take no for an answer.

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