Why does my Springer pup stiffen and shows reluctance to go out?

by Ruth nuttall
(Knutsford )

She is 6months old and very socialised and great fun but when we come to putting on her harness , it's a fleece lined one or even her lead she shies away then stiffens when it's being put on but when we re out she skips along very happily and is allowed off the lead in open safe areas e, g beach or field and has a fantastic time, this stiffening is very confusing, I have checked the tightness if harness and collar and all seems fine. She is going through a fearful stage but we are following the advice given in 'the perfect puppy' guide and she is still cautious but curious with humans but very playful but submissive with both humans and other dogs.


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Jul 08, 2016
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Fearful stage walking on the streets NEW
by: Anonymous

I would appreciate some advice for my 14 month old ESP, we have had her since she was 8 weeks old, very friendly to dogs and humans, but is going through a fearful stage in the fact that she doesn't like us to put her lead on. When she is out in the country she has a great time off the lead but taking her out on the lead on the pavement is very hard work,its as as if she is frightened of the traffic and puts her brakes on and starts to shake. It takes a lot of coaxing to get her to walk at all. Advice please.

Feb 11, 2016
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My ESS has developed a phobia about going out NEW
by: Anonymous

My 9 month old ESS has developed a phobia about going out.I have her since she was 8 weeks old. When we are out on a walk she loves to be off the lead and thoroughly enjoys herself. She is very friendly to other dogs and people. This has only started within the last couple of days, when I get the lead out she disappears behind the chair and starts shaking, once I get the lead on she is very reluctant to go out, I would appreciate some advice please.

May 09, 2013
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Stiffen ending soringer NEW
by: Andy

Have u had her since she was a pup?
We had Elliott who unbeknown to u had been 'hosepiped' in the 3 months before we had him hence he hated hosepipes.

May 09, 2013
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Stiffen ending soringer NEW
by: Andy

Have u had her since she was a pup?
We had Elliott who unbeknown to u had been 'hosepiped' in the 3 months before we had him hence he hated hosepipes.

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