Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

dog wont walk with hubby???

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by vickieb, Jan 10, 2012.


  1. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    so the last few times hubs taken him out he comes back after 10 mins saying 'well he wouldnt walk, just stopped dead and wanted to come home'

    same again last night..... so I tried him and he was fine..... happy to walk..... no problems...... its all very odd....... :confused:

    do dogs have a preference as to who wlaks them do you think? or is that just silly...... :rolleyes:
     
  2. Milliepoochie

    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,128
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    Millie has done this a couple of times - Hubbys nephew got home from work 10 mins before me and was walking out with Millie as I was walking in. Millie hadnt seen me all day and was happy to see her mummy - Got around corner with nephew and blonked her bum on the pavement and didnt move :eek:

    This happened twice about 2 months ago. It hasnt happened since - I think it was purely the circumstances - Ie her seeing me as he was first taking her out.

    They normally walk her when im not in / away and she looooves them :)

    It did leave me feeling loved though :eek::p:D Also meant I walked Millie while nephew cooked dinner! :001_tongue:
     
  3. ClaireandDaisy

    ClaireandDaisy PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    227
    My first GSD would do this. On one occasion he sent her home in a taxi because she refused to budge. :D
    I divorced him and kept the dog. :cool:
     
  4. Dogless

    Dogless PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    39,244
    Likes Received:
    713
    Kilo won't walk with hubby holding the lead if we are both there; he will go if they are on their own...well, the twice he had taken him for a brief toilet walk since we have owned him!
     
  5. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2011
    Messages:
    9,334
    Likes Received:
    5,937
    Yep. Emma snuggles and plays with me far more than my wife but when it comes to a walk she will simply not go without my wife. Out the door and sits. Simply no budging her unless it's back in the house. It's not having a woman take her either. Had a female friend try and walk her with no luck. Managed about 20 meters before she managed to slip the collar and lead and dash back to the house door trying to get back in.

    Only way I can take her walking is if my wife is out the house. Then Emma walks probably hoping she's going to meet her.
     
  6. newfiesmum

    newfiesmum Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    19,251
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    Ferdie won't go out with anyone except me. He doesn't mind someone else holding his lead, but if he thinks I am not coming, he sits down and refuses to move. If my son comes and holds him, I have to walk in front so he can see me or he will keep looking round and waiting for me.

    If it is causing problems, you could try going together with husband holding the lead, and gradually sort of fade into the background.
     
  7. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA IS THIS TRUE?? :D:D:D

    the taxi thing? if so thats freekin hilarious! :D
     
  8. ClaireandDaisy

    ClaireandDaisy PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,603
    Likes Received:
    227
    It is true. The two events were not directly related. There were a lot more factors in the pot before I changed the locks. :D
     
  9. 5rivers79

    5rivers79 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,689
    Likes Received:
    41
    Sammy is very well behaved in that manner, he will walk with anyone good enough to walk him.
     
  10. Kc Mac

    Kc Mac PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2011
    Messages:
    856
    Likes Received:
    21
    About 20 odd years ago my Nan had a long haired chihuahua who would only walk with her, even walking with my Nan and me holding the lead he wouldn't walk :nono:

    Also I remember as a youngster my uncle having a lab who would walk with anyone, but if my uncle was too far away the lab would snatch her lead and would run back to him :eek: :D
     
  11. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    in case anyone was interested I think i have got to the bottom this :)

    my hubby walks the dog (or tries to) at 5.30...... now, I get home at 5.45 and we think the dog wont walk as he is wanting to stay in to see me..... as after the fuss of greeting me ect he is happy to go out......

    some might think this is silly and how can the dog know Im coming home coz they dont tell the time :D

    but it seems odd...... and I kind of think its cute..... he wants to wait for mummy to come home :D :eek:

    so thats what I am going to put it down to heh
     
  12. Milliepoochie

    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,128
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    I reckon thats possible.

    Millie is the same with our nephews who live with us. I get home at 5pm. If they try taking her out at 16:30 she will go over the road have a pee and turn around to come back :D:p They claim she is 'lazy' nope just wants to see her mummy :eek:
     
  13. vickieb

    vickieb PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,368
    Likes Received:
    21
    this is exactly what Ern does, has a wee then stops dead... wont walk..... heh bless him.... cheeses OH off tho..... :D
     
  14. Phoenix&Charlie'sMum

    Phoenix&Charlie'sMum PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,545
    Likes Received:
    71
    We have had George for coming on to two years now. I still cannot walk him.

    If its just me on my own, he constantly cries and looks back, he stops every now and then and wont budge.

    I made the mistake of letting him off elad once, he ran straight back home over a busy road! Never again.

    I have tried everything to encourage him to enjoy walks with me but ive just come to the conclusion that i smell :lol:
     
  15. Milliepoochie

    Milliepoochie PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    10,128
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    I think its because we have the same 'routine' as such monday - Friday so Millie does 'Know' when we are home and she doesnt want to miss it. :) Its the only time she is allowed to jump up at us :eek:

    The first few times they mentioned it I thought maybe she isnt well :eek: lol but nope she is just stuck in her ways. :rolleyes: It make the nephews laugh - They prefer sofa cuddles with Millie to walkies anyway ;)
     
  16. newfiesmum

    newfiesmum Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    19,251
    Likes Received:
    1,726
    I don't think it's silly at all. Dogs know what time it is, even what day it is. Every weekday I can get out of the house fine, just say goodbye to the dogs, but if I try to put my coat on (same coat) on a Sunday, they start going nuts as they think they are going too.

    If you smelt, he would be happy to go with you, dogs being dogs and all:D
     
  17. Thorne

    Thorne PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    May 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,914
    Likes Received:
    57
    Breeze isn't keen to walk with a man holding the lead but we believe she's been kicked by someone in her past.

    I see this a lot in the kennels, most dogs are fine with being walked by any staff member but some dogs just won't go for certain people.
    There's a Lab regular who only walks with female staff members, yet is owned by a man. Another regular, a Dane, is terrified of my boss and won't approach him for all the treats in China; he's a tall chap but I struggle to see how anyone would be intimidated by him! She's overjoyed to see everyone else, silly dog.

    Had a Doberman in last summer who would only allow the 14yr old work experience girl to walk him :D
     
  18. ginge2804

    ginge2804 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,288
    Likes Received:
    14
    My bf has never walked Molly on his own, but when we walk her together, if im behind them both walking slower or stopped to do something, she won't budge until I walk next to her
     
  19. rottie

    rottie PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    857
    Likes Received:
    8
    Festus walks with me or with hubby, alone or not. Any of us can hold the leash, this is only natural as both of us are in charge.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice