Rhodesian Ridgeback Question

I have a 12 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, great dog, but he does't want to go where I want him...

I have a 12 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, great dog, but he does't want to go where I want him too! He is such a good dog to have, but very stubborn sometimes he just sits there or lays down, when I try to pull him on his leash, what to do? thank you randy

    In Rhodesian Ridgeback - Asked by Anonymous - 3/8/2011 12:22:20 PM
I have a 3 year old and we've dealt with this... its all about the tone in which you deliver your commands. The more playful and exciting the better. If you are indifferent then Rhodesian Ridgeback's are. Also, a little treat here and there doesn't hurt
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/16/2011 9:21:05 AM

12 yo RR? Well nothing to do now but make his days comfortable. He's just an old dog and has done his time. Pay him some respect and remember his joints are old and most likely sore these days. Let him go with dignity.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/13/2011 10:31:39 PM

Wow, 12 years old, as other person said, he is old, if he doesn't want to go, don't make him. Treat your Rhodesian Ridgeback with dignity and let him enjoy his time, he's given you 12 years of pleasure, its time to repay him, and make a HUGE fuss of him no matter what. He can't speak to you, so don't pull on his leash, accept he's old and this is his way of telling you. Good luck
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/24/2011 9:37:25 AM

12 is a wonderful age! You must have treated your Rhodesian Ridgeback well over his life. An inexpensive treat I use are fried (easier storage) chicken livers. All of mine LOVE that as a treat.
    Answered by carlem - 8/13/2011 11:48:34 AM

aww first i wanna say YOU ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE A 12 YEAR OLD RIDGEBACK they are a wonderful breed so congrats and maybe he's just tired *RIDGEBACKS R SPECIAL* <3
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/7/2011 4:07:38 PM