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Crying, Whining, Barking, and Zoomies During Walks
(San Jose, California, USA )
My girlfriend and I have a 1-year-old Border Collie/Mini Australian Shepherd mix dog named Dusty. We've had the little booger since he was 8 weeks old.
Since he turned 6 months old we have had issues walking Dusty together. Every time my girlfriend would walk ahead of us, Dusty would start this high pitch whining, crying and barking to the point people look at us like we are hurting him and he won't stop until she's behind us or next to us.
He doesn't have any problem at all when I walked him by myself he knows his commands sit, stay, down. Although he does get restless and tends to get zoomies when I release him from the down command during our walks.
He is obsessed with her, at least in my opinion since he follows her all the time.
Has anybody have had this problem before and can anybody give me tips on how to stop this behavior?
It would be nice for me and my girlfriend to walk Dusty together peacefully. Thank you for reading and hopefully, someone can help me with this problem.