Are you your dogs last limiting factor?
In the end, if your dog is responding well to the recall on-lead, including with distraction, you may be finding a walk on the lead is just not enough to expend that pent up physical and mental energy. Well, at some point and it is up to you but a walk off the lead (obviously in a legally allowed area) is the natural progression for a fully enriching experience.
Be brave! I get my clients to try to emulate someone quite authoritative in nature..hmmm.. when they are wanting their dogs to respond in these leadership type scenarios.
Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.
For more advice, tips and insights why not visit my Dog Behavioural Blog at www.dogsbestfriend.co.nz
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