We just came home from a walk and I had to carry George partway because once he knew we were headed toward home, he flatly refused to BUDGE. Or he'd take a few steps and stop. Or he'd insist on going THAT way when home was THIS way and when he didn't get his way ... STOP. So I scooped him up and carried him (which is fine with HIM) and even though his daddy and Gigi made fun of him and daddy even conned Gigi into running circles around him (literally), he was oblivious. Sigh. I thought the competitive spirit would come out with a second dog who actually WANTS to walk and doesn't mind WHERE we go as long as we go and that he would, well, MOVE. Mind you, he's willing to walk when we start out and as long as we haven't started toward home, but the MOMENT he suspects we're going toward home ... It's embarrassing to plod along carrying your dog when it's HIS walk! Hubby offered to come home and get the truck but finally we just traded dogs and for some reason, when we do that, he'll actually pick 'em up and put 'em down for a while. Last time, I had been walking Gigi and Bill had George when we traded so it's not just that he'll walk for Bill and not me. It must be something to do with the trading.