Thanks for the suggestions so far, everyone! Your babies are all so beautiful
The harness we have now is just from Pet Smart...I think it's just a regular harness. It allows for the leash to hook on his back which we like more, but regardless it doesn't seem to help him. I've never heard of a gentle leader..I am going to have to look into that!! Thank you for the suggestion!!
@ Tayla'sMom -- I'm sorry you went through the same thing! I have been in tears from walking him, as well. Thank you for sharing your story. It is giving me hope that *someday* Dexter and I will get walking down so we can enjoy a lot of long walks together!
@OnMyWay2MyDreams -- I hadn't thought of that before...if playing stops when we come home, why would he want to?! That makes total sense!! I wouldn't want to, either lol. We are going to have to brainstorm some fun games to play right after walks so he wants to come home..
@TheZ's -- Right before the driveway can be a trouble spot for us, too! We noticed he doesn't do it if we come down our road on the side opposite from our house and from the left..since we noticed that we've been coming home that way..it's like he doesn't realize where he is for some reason. It just gets really hard when he does it in the middle of the walk...
We usually take him to an enclosed baseball field and take him off of the leash and we play fetch with him or just run around with him, and sometimes our neighbor comes with us and our puppies play together. He loves it! We do try to it on every walk, unless it's been raining and it's too muddy.