Walking with Leo
I love walking with my dog. As we enjoy the back paddocks I talk to Leo for 35 minutes or so about politics, economics and life in general. He is a good listener. Leo is a golden retriever and nearly 9 years old. He has begun refusing to walk. The vet says he is fine physically.So we think it is behavioural, perhaps a result of the hot weather a few weeks ago. I have taken Leo in the car to other areas for a walk. He walks for a little while then sits down, refusing to go forward, and returns to the car. Maybe he is slowing down (like me) so this, plus his association of walking with heat, makes him refuse his walk. Any ideas?