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Does anyone's Havanese hide under the bed?

I have a happy healthy 1yr old little girl. Whenever I say the word walk she hides under the bed? She loves walks. She has friends she meets up with and plays. I tried giving her treats while getting her ready. She has also been sleeping under the bed at night time, which she usually sleeps in her nice cushy bed. What gives? All new behavoirs.
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I've never had this happen before. It sounds like she is kinda shy or fearful? Is she afraid of the leash or something?

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I know Leslie's Tori went through a stage with this. You may want to consider the harness fitting?

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My shih tzu likes to hang out under my bed, but as soon as I call his name, he comes running out and looks at me like I should have known where he was in the first place.

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Todd dives under my bed when my 5 year old gets too busy and then races back out 10 seconds later wanting him to chase

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Tori doesn't go under the bed but, under the sewing machine. Whenever she sees me get out her collar/harness she'll go hide, or at least slink away from me. I think it began when as a puppy she was getting so carsick and we were often going for short rides to try to get her over it. She no longer gets carsick so, I have no idea why she still does this, especially since she loves to go on walks and go places in the car. I just chalk it up to her being a "silly dog"


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Try using a different word. Smarty loves to go to the park to walk, Galen is one that did get car sick, so the minute I said "lets go to the park', Smarty was all happy and Galen was gone under the bed (where she sleeps most of the time). Now I say lets go see Cody, their walking Buddy, Galen is happy too.

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I agree with using a different word.

But Tango and Bandit both like to hang out under the bed. In fact, I got so tired of trying to keep them out from underneath, I finally gave in. They each have their bed out in the house (with the rest of the family), but they each also have a bed under our bed. It was just easier to let them win on this one!
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Sophie hides under the bed when you say the word "brushed"

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Henry sees the leash and runs behind the bed.
He has no interest in going out.
But I make him.
Then when he is out he's happy to sniff and greet his public.

Who knows? Sometimes I have to catch him or trick him . . . .
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