Walking Zack.

by Bernard lebel
(Bossier city, LA. USA)

Zack, 8mo. old male pyr. loves to go walk. He behaves well until we get back near the house at which point he will start to jump around, bite his leash, run and stop and sits on the ground and refuses to walk any further. Any ideas at what causes this behavior?

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Jan 25, 2021
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Loves his walks
by: Donna

How long are you walking him for? It sounds like he just doesn't want to go home.

How much value is there for him going home? Are you working with him at home to have some fun?

Are you playing games with him in his fenced yard?

Have a look at Free Dog Training Workshop

Here is some great information with Susan Garrett's Dogsthat podcast

Here is one game you can start playing with your dog. It's Yer Choice.

I hope this helps.

Feb 04, 2021
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by: Anonymous

Yep...ours does this also. Engages in any trick he could ever think of, in order to NOT head home.
We changed our route so as not to re-track. He figured it out. We made big circles thinking maybe we could confuse his GPS. He figured it out. We took longer walks (happy, happy) but....
well, it was never far enough. He's walked every day. Woods, fields, neighbors out and about....
he always disagrees when we decide to go home. Its the same 365 days/year. Now he's older and knows the walk route very well....walks out smartly without much interest in his surroundings until we turn for home. Then mysterious scents to be investigated. Long gazes into an indefinable distance. I put it to their wander DNA which is strong in every Pyr. They are born to keep walking forward, towards the horizon. Earth's round, just sayin'.

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