Dog reacting to going for a walk.

(12 Posts)
Springermum1350 Sun 13-Mar-16 16:09:29

When you get the lead out to take your dog out for a walk, how do they react ?

I have a one year old springer who is just so calm and laid back its bordering on ridiculous.

You get the lead out and he walks to the sofa and sits down. Trying to put a harness on him like this is hard as it goes under his stomach. Then the lead. And then you have to try and coax him off the sofa. Which is hard.

This morning when I got him ready , he got up and went to a different sofa and proceeded to fall asleep.

I know that a very excited dog would be hard to cope with but even a tail wag would help.

He is fine when he is out and about but trying to get him to the front door is so hard work. hmm

Anyone else's dog like this?

TheFlyingFauxPas Sun 13-Mar-16 16:13:37

Nope! Mine goes crazy when he sees/hears lead harness etc. Even if it's 5 minutes after we've come back from a walk and I'm trying to put them away! He also sulks and refuses to walk up to our house. I assume this is a protest about the quality of his walk not that he doesn't like his new home hmm (recent rescue)

BallyGoBackwards Sun 13-Mar-16 16:15:42

Think I would love something inbetween. Our dog goes loopy..leaping into the air, barking as loud as possible, wriggling with excitement. My DH and DC ask me to "get him ready" if they are bringing him out as he loses all control and all commands go out the window and they cant manage him. Once he gets out the front door he returns to normal (well normal to him)

Does he enjoy going out? I mean does he enjoy the excercise and being out?

Springermum1350 Sun 13-Mar-16 16:26:57

He loves being out. I take him to lots of different places , so seeing lots of new and different things all the time.

But he doesn't seem to care when we get back in the house. We went out the other day and he was more excited to be back home than going out.

AnUtterIdiot Mon 14-Mar-16 00:33:37

I get squeaking, nuzzling and wiggly pirouettes.

Cheerfulmarybrown Mon 14-Mar-16 12:23:25

Is he concerned about having the harness put on?

WhoaCadburys Mon 14-Mar-16 12:37:39

Are his feet OK?

pigsDOfly Mon 14-Mar-16 13:41:46

My dog sometimes behaves in a similar way, she'll run upstairs and hide under the bed when I start getting ready for a walk. However, once I start putting my coat on she's back downstairs and barking at the door. Other times she raring to go as soon as I start getting ready.

Has your dog always been like that, or is it a new thing? I've found in the past that if my dog does this a few times and doesn't come downstairs when I'm putting my coat on, it's because she not feeling well and I haven't realised. Could he be a bit under the weather?

My dog loves her walks, but like yours is always thrilled to be home again.

ApocalypseSlough Mon 14-Mar-16 13:54:27

Ddog goes so berserk that preparing for a walk can be a 10 minute subterfuge operation. Any of the following will produce her landing a marlin impression.
Shoes on, coat on, fetching poo bags, talking to each other, emptying bin and of course touching her lead, which produces a canine meltdown. If 2 of us are going we'll tiptoe around like Marcel Marceau and one will slide out the front door with bags coat and shoes and meet the dog wrangler and happy dog outside, the frenzy is too much to bear.

Springermum1350 Mon 14-Mar-16 15:16:00

He has always been like this. He is a fairly quiet dog ( considering he is a springer ) I always say he was born with out his spring. No jumping at anything and never barks. He is a fairly nervous dog so maybe that is it.

He has always worn a harness and has never complained about it. You can put it on him with no trouble. As far as I am aware his feet are fine.

I assume it is his quiet nature that makes him like this.

It didn't really make an impression on me until my mother in law came to stay. Her daughter has a dog and it goes nuts and she kept commenting on how quiet he was.

I do lots of praising with treats and verbal praise. But still no getting excited. Until you let him off the lead at the beach and then u can see his excitement. But still he doesn't act like other dogs when he is excited.

Lilmisskittykat Mon 14-Mar-16 15:28:36

Mine sees the lead and runs upstairs and peers at me from over the top stair.

insan1tyscartching Mon 14-Mar-16 16:27:13

Eric has to fetch his collar and lead for me and then wait whilst I put them on. If there is anyone else in he parades round the house with the lead and collar first just so that they all know he is going for a walk hmm

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