Features August 2010 Issue

When Your Dog Refuses To Walk On A Leash

Most balking dogs have a good reason for digging in their heels, and it’s usually either pain- or fear-related. Not surprisingly, dragging them fails to improve either issue.

When Your Dog Refuses To Walk On A Leash

Five things to do when your dog won’t budge.

It’s frustrating and embarrassing when your dog puts on the brakes and refuses to move. If he’s small you can pick him up and carry him; although that might not be the best training solution, at least it gets you out of there and you can save face. But what if it’s a Great Dane, a Newfoundland, or any breed – or combination of breeds – that’s too big to be portable?

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