Who's driving this bus anyway!

The last couple of months Samantha is getting a bit choosy about the routes we go on for a walk. When she disapproves with the way that I'm heading, she'll just stop and lay down - sometimes in the middle of the road! If I turn and go a different way, she'll follow. Other times she'll continue on with a little nudging. But if she's really got her mind set on not going the way that I intended, she will absolutely not give in!

Does anyone else have this problem? If so, what do you do about it?

I thought today maybe I'd have to start bringing treats with me to get her to go where I want her to when she gets stubborn - but is that just rewarding her for stopping?

Has something happened on the route she doesn't want to go?
Hot pavement, bad dogs behind fences…something?

Fiji will give in, but she has definitely been testing lately, and I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with bad experiences on any of our routes; feels more like she's testing to see who's in charge. Is that likely, or just my imagination? What's the best response?

Thanks for bringing this up.

Yes, get her and your new boy into obedience and work to earn with treats, and getting up on the couch by you…
it will help.

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