04-12-2018, 11:55 AM
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Your pup is likely scared. In your home she knows what everything is. Out on the street she is bombarded by new sights, smells, and sounds. As someone else said, one way to help get her past this is to take her out and just chill for a bit. I also tend to use treats since most dogs associate them with good things.
Another things I do is not teach a traditional heel. The leash has to be loose but the dog isn't necessarily at my side. This makes it easy to take up the slack in the leash and put myself between my dog and whatever is causing stress. Hard to do when it's the whole outside but keep with bringing her out and doing things slowly and you'll get there.
Right now I have a GSD mix who has been having the same problem. With patience I've gotten him so the only thing bothering him is the neighbors Chihuahuas who charge the fence and bark if anyone walks past their yard. I haven't taken him out on a busy street yet because he doesn't have a lot of experience with cars passing but we're getting there.