WWe recently adopted a three year old male basenji from a breeder who had to keep him crated the majority of his life as she worked long hours and the other dogs would pick on him constantly.
When we got him it took a month to straighten him out. He did not get out in the world much to Say the least. He has a very gentle a sweet disposition.
The problem is when we go on walks every time he sees something new, he insists on planting his but down and must watch what is going on. At first it was cute, but now has become somewhat annoying. Everything is a new experience for him and he insists on taking it all in. He wants to stop to meet people, other dogs, watch kids play, and sometimes stop and stare at handicapped people walking ungainly, which is embarrassing.
In basenji fashion he focuses totally on whatever it is. I don't want to drag on the cement and hurt him. He goes so far as to lay flat so I can't move him. I can pick him up and carry him, but he is a big lug, almost 30 pounds. My back cant take carrying him got long?
Any ideas how to get him moving again?