I wonder if anyone can help. I've just found a lovely professional dogwalker to walk my mum's ten year old yorkie a couple of times a week and introduced them today. Unfortunately Polly was a bit hostile, sulking and acting nervous in the house and very anxious for my reassurance when I took her for a stroll with the lady. She's coming on Friday and she'll bring a food treat plus we won't walk Polly for a couple of days beforehand so she'll be keener to go out. I really want this dogwalking arrangement to work out as my mum is disabled and can't walk the dog at all and I can do it three or four times a week so Polly would get an outing most days if she can be persuaded to go out with the dogwalker. The dogwalker says that unfortunately older dogs belonging to elderly people sometimes refuse point blank to go out with a dogwalker. Any advice on making things go smoothly would be greatly appreciated as I am so worried it will all go wrong and it's taken me a couple of years to persuade my mother to give this a try so it would be such a shame if Polly won't co-operate.