Every time I try to take my dog for a walk she just doesn't want to go. In most houses "walkies" is a forbidden word, only to be used when it's the real deal, but when the time comes in ours I have to find the dog as she runs off when I get the lead. When we get to the end of the drive she digs her heels in and I have to drag her 5 metres down the road before she'll start walking. I take her to the same place everyday (have done for years) and there are certain places, same places every time, that she'll stop and refuse to walk and try to turn back home. She also starts shaking and panting. She has always walked well although I have lived abroad for the past 7 months and I don't think she was walked as much as usual (she's a family dog and my parents haven't been able to walk her as much due to medical reasons). She has been spooked before by fireworks and farmers shooting and I think this is a lot of the cause of her fear as where we live you can hear the shotguns every weekend and sometimes through the week. She's a 4 year old jack Russell and other than not wanting to walk she is totally normal, well behaved, lovely dog. So far I've tried just forcing her to go and dragging her along when she refuses (she has a harness, it doesn't hurt her or anything) and taking distractions such as balls and treats but nothing seems to be helping. Has anyone else experienced anything similar or can anyone offer any advice on how to help?