When she stops I wait until a few moments then I try & coax her with a treat. Sometimes she has stopped in the middle of the road & so I have to pull her to safety.
She has not been to obedience training but she has had trainers come to the house. She is well behaved & very friendly to people & other dogs.
She has unilateral hearing & sometimes is startled by unexpected loud noises. She is used to road walking so busy roads do not bother her.
She also has a skin allergy which is controlled by steroids & Piriton.
Your advice was helpful but being a vegetarian I do not want to handle any meat. I've tried cheese, pieces of apple, carrot & other food Poppy likes but still the same problem of moving a few steps & stopping.
I don't want to make a big issue of this problem as she appears scared (tail between her legs) when I try to get her to move.
She has managed on one occasion to get out of her harness & dashed across a road, so I'm reluctant to use too much force.
Nothing seems to be working for her & I'm frustrated for Poppy & myself that our walks are so short.
Thank you for trying to help
Thank you for your advice & I think the problem is my anxiety about Poppy coming off the harness when I try to get her moving. I'm probably passing my fears onto her & so she's reacting in this way.
I realise she needs some meat treats to get her interested & so I will definitely try this. Not pleasant but anything to help her.
I think I may be the one who needs training, so I'll be the leader from now on.