I acquired a 3 month old walker about 2 weeks ago and the obedience training has really been coming along good. I've been taking him on woods walks at least 5 times a week; he does really good the first half of the walk but then when we turn around he acts totally different; he pulls a lot more and if I'd let him he'd run back to the truck. Why does he do this? Why's he so eager to get back? Thanks for any insight.
I beleive that may be the problem... He wants off lead... He wants to have fun run and explore.. once <span style="text-decoration: underline">you</span> get comfortable with trusting him more and letting him roam and explore and have fun in the woods...You should see a change.. You both need to develop a bond of trust with each other..
Do you walk him in the afternoon and feed him right after? It wouldn't take two days or so of walking and then feeding right after for him to learn the routine. He could run your scent right back to the truck and the sooner he gets there the sooner he eats.
That's a good thought but no I haven't done that. He didn't even want to go for a walk this morning; I had to practically drag him so I didn't go far and turned around and he was all hyper again and tried to run back to the truck?? . . I can't understand why?
The thing is though he doesn't start pulling and getting real excited until we turn around on the trail and start to work our way back? Thanks for the help timberdoodle, appreciate it
He is very young at 3 months old. He is excited when you head beack to the truck because he knows what is there. He needs to learn that nothing is going to happen in new situations. Expose him to everything possible right now. In the woods and not. He needs to get off the lead so he can build up his confidence, and yours.