The viral footage, posted Wednesday on TikTok by Billiethelab_, shows a Labrador retriever being carried down stairs and around the streets.
The dog's owner, who also has Billie, put the caption: "Gus walks when he wants to."
Many puppies detest walks because they're afraid of the collar or leash. They may be terrified of the outdoors' sounds and smells.
So, the dog can experience what it would when wandering away and know it's secure. This keeps the dog active.
The AKC advocates driving a block away and walking your puppy home. Or, drive to a new site so the puppy can explore rather than withdraw.
Reward your dog on walks with a high-value treat or toy. It will walk to obtain the reward.