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Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I have been in the dog field for 25 years. I am a Therapy Dog & AKC Evaluator/trainer/ specializing in behavior. It will be my pleasure to help you today.
usually when this happens suddenly they something did scare him or he got hurt while in the area. Do you have carpet or a wood flooring type in the hallway?
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What you may have to do is recondition her to the hallway, but that can take some time. Use some behavior modification to do this.
sometimes though, if there is another dog that gets along with your dog that will go down the hallway in a playful mode , your dog may follow the lead.
I might try bringing in the other dog first because that would seem like a more pleasant atmosphere to help recondition.
I would not coax or coddle with soft talk as this can make the behavior worse
Sometimes too when you clicker train the commands in the house you may be able to get the dog to go down the hall on command
There is a video of a trainer reconditioning to a floor, let me see if I can find that for you
That video will give you some idea of how to do it without force and in a relaxed way
Just be sure the treat is worth making the effort for, so no regular dog biscuits,up it to turkey dog slivers or liver
Is there anything else I can help you with?
Ah they are a great breed! I have tested many for Therapy work, they have the personality for that!