Hi there! I am hoping some people will have a bit of know-how on how to approach this difficult subject! My mum has a working guide dog, she is willfull, stubbon, but a total sweetie and adores my mother. She has developed a problem in the last few months which has got steadily worse. My mum walks her dog locally to the local shop, her mothers, other relatives etc in the village. She works her dog every day and free runs her once a week. The dog has started to stop and stand with her feet completly rooted. Upon my observation, it is whenever she wants to take control, i.e they pass a path she wants to go up, or a zebra crossing she wants to cross. Once shes worked out she's not going down that route, she stops. It is upsetting my mother, as she cannot go out without the dog, and she's terrified the dog is going to be taken away from her. My dogs experienced a simular habit, but i fixed it by walking ahead, sharply tugging the lead and then rewarding when they finally begin walking again. My mother cannot do this, she cannot walk ahead of the dog, and she cannot give it treats. She has tried turning round, taking the dog home, then leaving the dog in the house and going next door (basically, punishing the dog by ignoring it) But this only works for about 7 mins then she tries it on again. She also has no problem working if i walk ahead during a route, however, she is not concentrating on guiding my other, but she is dragging her, and following me. She seems to love working and when she "goes her way" she is a excellent worker. any tips?