to all of the hustle and bustle of the main street. Maybe make him Sit when he feels unsure and wants to turn around, squat down next to him and just reassure him, maybe offer a treat of high value and keep reassuring him until either they pass by, or maybe start with a few feet at a time, like 10 ft closer to traffic and kids, then 20 feet closer, and so on to desensitize him to it? Just a thought? Hugs to Hugs from Ollie who was the exact same way! Only thing that reassured him was when we got Miss Hall Monitor Confident Harriet LOL.. xo Love, Crystal and fam..
Every Saturday morning, when we are home, we usually take Hugo out later in the morning, around 9:30 - 10 am as opposed to on the weekdays when Hugo is out at 7 am. He loves going out early mornings... more
difference between 7am and 10am with regards to heat coming from the roads and sidewalks.. If you think it's the crowds and traffic, by all means don't coddle him just praise him like crazy for being ... more
of the block where we live towards the main street where the traffic is. He stops in his tracks and refuses to move or take treats. I sometimes manage to try to run so he starts moving/slowly running ... more
does Java. When we get to an intersection, she will stand a few feet behind me and won't go near the street. I always say "wait" and I hold the leash a little bit firmly (not pulling, but firm) so... more
Ahh, it sounds like it's just him getting used Crystal/Ollie&Harriet,Tue May 15 2:57pm