I have never heard of this before and my suggestions up to this point have yielded no change so I am opening the floor to you brilliant people...what do you think? Dog: Rocky Breed: Boxer Age: 1.5 yrs Neutered: Yes Housetrained: Yes Other Dogs: Yes - Mac, 5yr old Boxer - best buddies Level of Training: Basic Problem Behavior: When taken for a walk, on leash, with or without Mac, about a mile to a mile and half into the walk, Rocky will stop and express his anal glands and continue to do so every 20-30 feet for the remainder of the walk until they circle back to the car at which point the behavior stops. Factors: * Anal gland secretion is clear * His stool is normal and he toilets freely on walk * Vet has been consulted and has given Rocky a very clean bill of health * Occurs in a variety of locations - no specific walking track but always about a mile or so into the walk * Occurs at a variety of walking speeds - though more common at brisk pace * Does not occur when just sniffing around the block on a potty walk or loose at the dog park * Happens every time they try for a regular brisk walk * Leash is loose after the initial excitement and he is neither pulling nor lagging * Client notes he seems to not be able to control himself doing this - he gets back on the trail and literally every 20-30 feet he has to express again. When they get to a certain point in the loop where they are almost back to the car - the behavior stops. Initial Thoughts: Possibly anxious or sensitive to leash or speed of walking - client paid more attention and says he is happy and engaged, general young boxer behavior. I have not walked with them yet - so I am not sure. It seems like an anxiety based issue to me - but I have never heard of anal gland expression being paired with a level of anxiety that low. The client says he enjoys walking, does not try to turn back and go the other way but instead gets back on the trail and heads forward happily? Questions? Suggestions?