Hi, I have a 7 month old male ESS called Chester. I can't get him to go out for a walk and think it may have something to do with the traffic noise, but I'm not sure. We get outside the front door and he lies down on the pavement and won't budge for anything. He also doesn't respond to treats outside the house. He loves to go in the car, but we have to drive somewhere like the woods or a park so that he can exercise. He hasn't always been this bad but over the past few weeks he has got worse. We used to manage quiet roads to walk down but he realised that if he lay down he knew he would go home. Also, I have trouble leaving him in the house whilst I'm not there. I only leave him for 3 hours max. but in that time he always manages to destroy something or several things that he can reach. I have let him have the run of a through kitchen/diner whilst on his own and I wonder whether he should be confined to a crate? Please can anyone give me some advice.