Guest GryffinSong Posted January 23, 2012 Share Posted January 23, 2012 Hi all, I've been having an ongoing frustration with Kiesha, and I'm hoping some of you have experienced this and found a solution. Kiesha will plant her feet on walks and refuse to move. It doesn't happen all the time. We can walk in the woods, in a quiet place, and she's usually fine. But if a car drives by, or a truck, or anything with a mechanical noise, and sometimes for no apparent reason, she freezes. One time she reacted badly to some construction equipment, I fell, scraping my knees, and the only way back to the car was past the equipment. Here I am, a middle aged woman, blood running down my knees, arm weakened from cancer treatments, attempting to move her. And it was getting dark and I had no flashlight. I was a mess, tears streaming down my face, knees hurting, no one else around, and completely baffled as to how to get her back to my car. The only way I finally managed, was by lifting by her harness and holding a fair amount of her weight up. I was exhausted by the time I got to my vehicle. Anyway. She will walk in the neighborhood if someone else goes with us, with another dog, and they walk in front of us so she's following. She will not let me pass them to walk in front. She will freeze at the point we catch up to the other person. This obviously limits me, because there isn't always someone else to go walking with, and sometimes I don't have the time to get out to a woodsy environment away from cars. Also note that my street is VERY quiet. But she's so darn smart that one experience that makes her nervous seems to affect her forever. These days if I try to walk her in the neighborhood she makes it halfway down the front yard, plants her feet, and refuses to go anywhere but back into the house. Please help. I've never, ever experienced anything like this with a dog, and I'm baffled how to proceed. Thanks!!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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