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When I take my dog on walks, he'll sometimes pause for about 30 seconds. He'll just stand still and not move. Then, he resumes walking. He might do this a couple or a few times on a walk - but not always.

He's pretty old - he's a 13-year-old beagle.

Why does he do this? Is he just tired? Could arthritis or some other health problem be the culprit?
 

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Is there anything in particular your dog does when he pauses? Does he refuse to move like a statue, stare into space, sniff, whimper, look around?

Is this something that started suddenly or gradually? Does he do it in the house or just on walks?

There's tons of reasons why your dog could be doing this. My old dog would do the same thing on walks. We think she had dementia, but she also had other degenerative disorders.

Its possible he has some arthritis pain. But if this is happening more suddenly, I would investigate other causes.

However, I wouldn't be too worried about it. I think old dogs just like to pause sometimes, take a breather, and smell the roses. :)
 

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He doesn't really do anything, just pauses/stops. I don't think he really looks around or sniffs. It kind of seems like he's getting a breather or might be tired, but I'm not sure.

He's been doing this for a while - it didn't just start studdenly. He only does it on walks.
 
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