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->''"Missis had a most winning expression. Pongo, though a dog born to command, had a twinkle in his eye. They walked side by side with great dignity, only putting the Dearlys on the leash to lead them over crossings."''
-->--''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' by Dodie Smith

A person is out walking their dog. Unfortunately, the dog is stubborn and disagrees with the planned route. Maybe it's seen a cat or some food, or maybe it came from [[RussianReversal Soviet Russia]][[labelnote:*]][[DontExplainTheJoke 'Cause in Soviet Russia,]] [[TropeNamers dog walks YOU!!]][[/labelnote]]. In any case, the result is that the dog becomes the one taking its unfortunate owner for a walk.

Obviously, children are more susceptible to this than adults. For added humour, replace "dog" with some other animal - probably one that no sane person would fix a leash to in the first place, [[BearsAreBadNews like a bear]].

If the animal is strong enough, the owner may end up being quite literally dragged along... or even fly helplessly behind it.

May lead to a CrashIntoHello when there's another person in the dog's way.

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* This happens with Hana all the freaking time walking Yosev in ''GaoGaiGar''. Generally because she has the good sense to try to walk him right when the MonsterOfTheWeek is attacking, and also her dog is like three times her size.
* Happened in an episode of ''Anime/{{Naruto}}'', pre-time skip. Then again, Naruto did want the biggest dog, so he brought it on himself.

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[[folder: Fan Works ]]

* In ''Fanfic/TheDetectiveAndTheDiplomat'', Literature/SherlockHolmes (investigating a case while trapped on the Literature/{{Discworld}}) uses Gaspode as a tracking dog -- but while Holmes is perfectly suited to running along in the wake of a hound on the trail, Gaspode is not one of nature's tracking dogs. The hilarity that ensues includes Gaspode suddenly darting off in random directions, zigzagging through crowds, and winding his leash around the legs of both Holmes and Ponder Stibbons when they stop to discuss something.

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[[folder: Film - Animated ]]

* In ''Disney/{{Bolt}}'', pulling his person on a leash is one of Bolt's very special tricks. Zoom zoom!
* In the original [[DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney]] ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'', Pongo eventually resorts to this so he can arrange a MeetCute.
* Several dogs can be seen walking their owners during the song "Topsy Turvy" from ''Disney/TheHunchbackofNotreDame''.

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[[folder: Film - Live Action ]]

* In ''Film/GhostTown'', Tea Leoni's character has a Great Dane, which is subject to many jokes about its size. While walking the dog, Leoni goes flying when the dog suddenly lunges in one direction.
* In ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' live action movie, Roger is walking Pongo alongside his bike, and is pulled along by the dog when he catches a whiff of Perdita. Later, Perdita does the same to Anita.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* The Blast-Ended Skrewts do this in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', when Hagrid gets the class to take them out for exercise.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': In ''Literature/DeadBeat'', Mouse pulls Harry to see Murphy. If Harry "had leaned back and kept [his] legs straight [he] could have gone skiing over the gravel".
* A very positive example in ''FollowMyLeader'', where the dog in question "walks" his master by virtue of being a guide dog for the blind, often pulling him out of the way of unseen obstacles or dangers.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

%%* Happened in ''FullHouse''.
* In ''Series/TheGoodies'' episode "Kitten Kong" Tim gets dragged along by a kitten (and over some dog poo that happened to be there when they were filming the scene, what makes it worse is that that shot was filmed with stop motion, so Tim was dragged through the dog poo ''slowly'').
* ''Series/ItsMeOrTheDog'' often deals with large, rowdy breeds. According to Victoria, the dog does this because the owner's skittishness can be felt through the leash, leading to a vicious cycle of the dog going faster and the owner becoming more anxious. Especially pully dogs are dealt with by a full head harness.
%%* The subject of a song on ''TheMuppetShow''.
* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Buck Bundy has taken Al and Bud for a drag more than once.
* ''Series/TheAmazingRace'' had a Detour from Season 5 that featured the teams walking a group of dogs through three checkpoints: it quickly turned into this.
* Happens briefly to Robbie Rotten with his RobotDog in the "Woof! Woof! Woof!" song from the episode "[=LazyTown=]'s New Superhero" on ''Series/LazyTown''.

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[[folder: Newspaper Comics ]]

* Happens regularly in the U.S. ''{{Marmaduke}}'' comic strip. The title character is a Great Dane, who does this even to adults.
* From ''TheFamilyCircus'', there is a line: "Wednesday's Child is full of woe" The picture is of Jeffy, being dragged along by one of the dogs saying, [[{{Pun}} "Whoa, whoa, whoa"]]

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[[folder: Software ]]

* Happens in one of the stories in ''MavisBeaconTeachesTyping'', where the large dog drags the dog-sitter for a while in order to chase a squirrel. Then the tranquilizer kicked in, causing the dog to fall asleep in the park. Oh, and the sitter lost the keys to the house because of being dragged through the park.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* In maybe the only non-accidental case of this, Iggy Koopa in ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' rides around in a basket dragged by a large Chain Chomp (Mario guard dog equivalent) firing magic blasts at Mario. When he's hit, the Chain Chomp literally TurnsRed, changes direction and charges, dragging the knocked out Iggy Koopa with it. Repeat scenario twice for one hell of an interesting boss battle.
* Baby Mario and Baby Luigi's special item in ''MarioKart Double Dash!!'' is a Chain Chomp that pulls the kart along for a while and sends racers it hits flying; every so often it goes careening forward without any semblance of control.
* Koromaru of ''{{Persona 3}}'' is implied to do this sometimes when taken for a walk by the main character and another member of SEES. The other character will occasionally make comments such as complaining that he's too fast or that trying to keep him up with him is great exercise, usually while panting for breath.
* There's an enemy in ''VideoGame/MarioAndLuigiDreamTeam'' called a Walker Guy that falls into this trope, with it being a Shy Guy walking a Chain Chomp (the Mario equivalent to a guard dog). The Chomp's attack has it lunge across the screen multiple times with the hapless Shy Guy hanging on for dear life and said Shy Guy getting repeatedly battered across the floor in the process (complete with a fake out pause when the Shy Guy manages to pull the dog back a bit for about a second). The Mario bros can either take out the dog to cause the Shy Guy to run back to the other side of the arena, take out the Shy Guy to send the Chomp flying across the screen at random or take out both in the course of the same attack.
* [[SlapstickKnowsNoGender Filia]] and [[MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily Sampson]] from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' fight like this, having a symbiotic relationship and Filia not being able to control Sampson.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* A giant gerbil briefly does it to [[Webcomic/{{Narbonic}} Helen Narbon]] upon [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/memberimages/080600.jpg the woman's first appearance]].

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Happens in the ''{{REDEARTH88}}'' episode "Crazy Bitch", and is seen again from another viewpoint in the following episode, "Creepy Stalking 101". Bucket runs up to Linc, pulling Rachel along behind her. This is the first time they meet; they later go on a date.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' had this happen with Harley Quinn while she's walking the Hyenas... while she's on roller skates. (It was revealed that the animation team wanted it to eventually end up with a Hyena sticking its head in a [[BlackComedy baby carriage]].)
* In the credits sequences for ''TheJetsons''. One of the few times this sort of thing happens on a treadmill.
* [[CallASmeerpARabbit Cerbee]] does this to Jimmy in the opening for ''{{Jimmy Two-Shoes}}''.
* This happens to the title characters in the AnimatedAdaptation of ''GaspardAndLisa'' when they petsit a puppy named Maurice.
* Scooby once did this to Shaggy in ''APupNamedScoobyDoo'', and an image of it was often used in the title card for each episode.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheKidsFromRoom402'': Nancy tried to get a job as a dog walker. There's a reason a troper mentioned it in this page.
* ''Animation/TheRabbitWithTheCheckeredEars'' features two examples.
** In "Menyus and Foxi", Menyus agrees to look after his friend Kriszta's dog, Foxi, while she joins some friends for ice cream. He is quickly dragged all over the park as Foxi chases after cats, birds, and various other animals - although this ultimately proves even more exhausting for Foxi than for Menyus.
** In "Dog Walking", young Kistöfi tries taking his parrot for a "walk" by putting the cage on a wagon to join in with the many children he sees walking their dogs past his window. The dogs immediately drag their owners behind them as they run barking towards the alarmed bird, and Kistöfi has to beat a hasty retreat while the other children scold their dogs' bad behaviour.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* Don't try walking a kitten, whatever you do. A house cat has no hope of ever being able to drag a human along involuntarily, but the cat will instinctively try to go the opposite way of the owner. The end result is that the cat is dragged along against its will. Note that this isn't particularly nice to the cat, and this should never be done with actual kittens (baby cats) as they have been known to literally stress themselves to death in situations like these.
** Cats and kittens can be trained to walk on leashes; however, it is NOT like training a dog to do the same thing. It's not as easy as simply slapping a harness (as a collar will put too much pressure on the cat's neck and injure it, if not kill it) and leash on and expecting the cat to take your lead. Even when the cat becomes comfortable with the leash, it will never take your lead and instead do whatever the hell it wants, because it's a cat. Improper training can result in the cat being very stressed out and quite possibly badly injured.
* Walking a dog that's not familiar with you -- especially if you're a child -- can quickly lead to it taking initiative. Not only is this embarrassing for the owner, the extreme leash-pulling is [[ExaggeratedTrope INCREDIBLY]] dangerous and shows lack of training. It is especially hazardous in the case of large dogs, which are quite capable of pulling full-sized adult humans off their feet.
** The problem can vary between breeds. It's a common problem with blood hounds because they love to track. Samoyeds also like to track. Samoyeds and Siberian Huskies are also difficult to train and are sled dogs, so they don't mind pulling.
** A good trick to get some dogs to quit pulling is to hold the leash taut (but not so tightly that it's pulling on them), and tap or flick the leash with your free hand. the vibrations annoy the dog without injuring them or causing them to panic, and they'll let the tension off the leash to follow the way you lead, at least for a little bit.
* Riding a horse subjects the rider to an extreme version of this if they don't know how to control it properly, or if the horse knows how to slip its bridle.
* Creator/CSLewis said his boyhood dog was like this, with the remark "He never exactly obeyed you. He sometimes agreed with you."
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