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Do you trust your hav by the street?
A post on another thread got me to thinking....
How many of you are at the point where you feel comfortable having your hav off a leash by a street? We live in a culesac street, but there are cars that go by of course.... The lab next door to us is never on a leash. He is a great dog, and just knows not to go in the street. I know Baxter is still a puppy, but I wonder if I will ever trust him like that? I've been teaching him not to go into the street.... making progress, but still---don't trust him fully by any means. He's not a 'runner' either... I can open the front door when someone leaves, and he will not run out. But yet still.... off leash in the front yard seems like a huge leap of faith. I've done it a few times, and he has been good, but I watch him like a hawk (don't take my eye off him for a moment) and have a bag of treats in case I need extra assurance that he'll 'come' in a hurry if need be.
What are your experiences regarding this?