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Need Help with Hav Psyco-ology
I've posted about our 3 year old female Hav not wanting to get her walking harness put on (runs to her crate) before, and it seems others on this forum have Havs with similar behavior. Now she has another odd behavior that I would like some insight on. It's similar to the first behavior, but this time it involves her retractable leash and collar.
We decided that as a daily routine, we would clip the leash on her collar and take her outside several times a day in the front yard to walk around, do her business, and generally smell the grass. The idea was to get her more used to being around others, traffic on our cul de sac, and people in the neighborhood. Again, it seems she doesn't want the leash clipped on. She will hide behind furniture, go in the other room, and generally avoid me whenever she sees the leash. This from a dog that can't get enough attention first thing in the morning. Once the leash is on, it's another story, can't wait to go.
Can anyone give me some insight into what is going on with her? What she's thinking, etc? She was the runt of the litter, and now weights about 11 lbs.
Thanks for any insight into this behavior that other forum members may have.