I have a huge problem with my dog.
I'm not sure how much information is needed, so feel free to ask if something is missing. She is a mixed breed, and she is 5,5 years old. I have had her since she was just a few days old.
While she was a puppy we kept her inside, but after some months we took her back out. Since about two years she has been staying inside again, and in September I moved to a new city, alone with her, to a new appartment. We go out 2-3 hours every day.
The thing is that she was always spoiled. I know, it's my mistake. If she wants to go out right now, I have to frget about everything and do it, she won't eat dog food at all, and all these things. But these don't bother me as much because I'm used to it.
She also LOVES being outside. I have to take her out 4-5 times/day and since we moved here she made it cler she doesn't want to come in. Sometimes it was a bit hard to convince her, but usually it worked.
But now, since a few days, she is being impossible. We came back inside just now, after staying in front of the door 37 minutes. She just sits down, refuses to move, and growls at me and bites me and all that. She is too heavy for me to carry her, and she would bite me if I tried anyway. She also knows how to escape that collar, and manages to do it almost all the time.
Now it's even worse, because yesterday she had a hernia surgery. She seems fine now, and acts almost normal, but I am defintely not comfortable about her running on the street when there are cars so soon, I am too worried because of the operation.
Soon I will have to go back to school, and the thing is that, now that she knows that this works, she will keep trying to do it all the time. And I can't go to school one hour late or so every day just because of that. It's a problem anyway, because I hate pulling her around and forcing her like that.
So please, someone suggest me something to do. I'm terrified of going out and her escaping in the dark again, and it's cold and everything. Force doesn't work, she won't listen to me, and I doubt that trying to bribe her with some food would work either. But when you're fighting with her 37 minutes just to go through a door it's so frustrating and annoying. Thank you.