Originally Posted by ChrisNukemYJ
I train my dog to stay by my side when we are outside. But I will put a leash on her when
we have to go somewhere and I will take it off when I get where I am going because she
is very good about staying by my side.
I wish you had trained my dog. We got home last night and I was getting some bags out of the car--he usually just goes to the back gate and waits for me. He saw a dog walking on the other side of the street and took off---a car was coming and the other dog's owner crossed the street to try and stop Josh from running out. I was so angry with him---made him go in the house and wouldn't speak to him for hours---not that it probably made an impression on him.
He will be leashed from now on---he is a lhasa apso--they are 'independent'---and I didn't really know all that I should have known about dog training. He thinks he is 'protective'--barks at every dog or person who walks by--and I don't know what else he was thinking. Nearly ran out in the street the other day because a woman was pushing a baby in a stroller--we stop and talk to babies--I guess he likes them. Anyway--he cannot be trusted off lead.