It happens to most dog owners at least once. They might even lay down and refuse to move. Balking is a problem, but what can you do about it? Why does my dog keep sitting down when walking? When your dog sits down suddenly while walking, they are in pain. Numerous health issues could be causing your dog to sit down during walks.
Anal glands: literally, a pain in the bum
Why does my dog sit during walks?
Original Question: Dr. Greenway, my 8-year-old Standard Poodle Griffin sometimes just stops during a walk and either sits or lies down. I am concerned but I'm not sure if this has something to do with the anal glands? These clinical symptoms are difficult to be certain about without a physical consultation, but there are a few things that could cause it. I would start with a consultation and physical exam with your veterinarian. Have the anal glands expressed and the joints palpated as this will likely give you an idea of the problem. Disclaimer: healthcareforpets.
Why Does My Dog Keep Sitting Down When Walking: Find Out Why
Dogs are supposed to enjoy walks. The stereotypical dog seems always ready to go out for a stroll, so why do dogs sit down in the middle of the walk? It can be quite frustrating to stop and wait for your dog to get going again, and just as perplexing.
So, your dog just came out of the grooming salon with a new haircut, detangled fur, smelling like the fresh baby they are. Why does your dog keep sitting down after grooming? The most likely reason is the groomer has likely checked and emptied their anal glands. When the anal glands are working right, they are naturally expressed through the duct between the anus and anal glands each time your dog poops.