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Heat may be a part of the issue, especially when your dog keeps resting in the shade. Maybe go out earlier or later? I've learned that when Ben starts resting in the shade, it's time to go home or get him to water. (He loves walks, so only stops because he really needs to.)
One possible solution on other days - when we got Ben, we had a lot of issues with him. For a short while, he would roll on his back in protest or jump and bite at the leash. We started carrying a small tobacco can we found by the road with some pennies in it. When he would act up, we shook the can. It would startle him, so he would stop whatever he was doing. Just breaking his train of thought helped. We didn't need to do it long, but it worked.