My friends with dogs suck! I've literally asked about 10 friends with dogs if we can have a play date, and they've all made excuses why they can't, or just ignored my requests. He did actually walk best at the park yesterday following a shih tzu whose owner was chatting with me and didn't seem to mind us tagging along (people at the park here are generally weird about their dogs too... I think I'm doing something wrong...). Treats he doesn't care about when we're walking, and toys don't seem to motivate him. I told my husband not to try and walk him at lunch, and we'll try together after work since he seems to be a better walker with two people with him.Dogs go through various fear stages. Do you have a friend with a dog you can walk with? Treats to lure with? Toy to distract with?
Can you drive somewhere and then walk so he won't be lured home? Otherwise just wait him out.
By wait him out do you mean to stop trying or keep trying?