10-26-2012, 01:53 PM
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It sounds like you have a lot of expectations. I would forget them and take baby steps.
Things to reconsider: harness or collar? Is he comfortable in it around the house? Is he fine dragging a leash? Can you play a "follow me" game with him on the leash? What kind of treats are you using? What is your attitude like when you are trying to walk him? What kind of tone are you using? Are you tugging? Are you in really busy areas?
I don't know how old your pup is and if he is in the fear stage right now, but if you are getting stressed, frustrated, etc, then you could be increasing his fear/lack of confidence outside. Ditto on playing somewhere quiet for awhile, off leash, then work in that area on the leash, then proceed somewhere new (and quiet/safe), etc, and at each step make sure you are not pressuring or pushing the pup too far and that he is happy and confident acting. Use lots of treats, toys, praise to reward inquisitive, forward behavior. Really, just try to enjoy this time right now and helping him learn the world is not so scary; in time, he'll be confident enough for real walks.