I started taking Jimmy (nearly 15 weeks) for walks about 10 days ago. I know this is quite late, but he was ill and his jabs were delayed. We'd already been practicing walking on the lead in the garden, and he was getting the hang of it, and to start with everything went fairly well. I allowed him plenty of time to sniff everything, listen to noises, etc, and gave him lots of encouragement, and praise and treats when he walked along nicely next to me. I've been trying to mix things up on our walks, so he spends most of the time going at his own pace on his extendable lead, and I let him wander around and sniff things as much as he wants. Then I add in the odd 30-60 seconds here and there where I encourage him to walk along beside me and ignore all the interesting smells. The result of this is that walks can take as long as 40 minutes at times, even though the distance we cover would take 10 - 15 minutes if I was walking on my own. Recently, he's started to be reluctant to set out from home. He'll sit in the lane and refuse to budge. I started out going a little way ahead of him, and encouraging, calling and coaxing, and rewarding him when he came to me. Then I realised this led to him coming to me, then sitting down to repeat the process, so I stopped rewarding him unless he came to me, and then walked on with me for a few seconds. He continued to get more reluctant, so then I tried going a few metres ahead of him when he sat down, and just standing with my back to him until he came to me and kept on walking, then praising/rewarding. He still spends more time sitting down than walking. I've also tried picking him up and carrying him for a bit, but he struggles and wants to be put down. As soon as I put him down, he starts heading for home again, or sits down, or jumps up my legs. He hasn't had any major scares on his walks other than dogs barking at him from inside their own gardens, but after the initial fright if he doesn't realise they're there, he finds them more interesting than frightening. On the way home, he walks along happily, sometimes running ahead of me, sometimes stopping to sniff things (seems just like a normal, happy dog on a walk), but never sitting down and refusing to move. We have 2 walks from our house, and they are both out and back. He can't cover enough distance to do a circular route yet. And I can't take him somewhere different in the car for a walk because we don't have a car! I wonder if it's because he's the only dog in a 2 human/2 cat household, and he's afraid he's going to miss something exciting while he's out? Any ideas? And any suggestions on what I can do to get him more enthusiastic?