Look at this picture - she looks so unhappy that I put the leash on her. However, she knows to wait before jumping out of the car until it clicks on. She knows that when I put it on her and we're inside, she's going out.
She's been coming back to us when we call to her at the dog park. She's been following me around at work if I carry a ball or her leash. She's been much more mellow at work and not munching on my books.
But, sometimes when we leave the house for our first walk of the day, she's racing to get out the door, pulling me down the steps. When I walk her after she's been home alone for several hours, she is walking me, or so my neighbors say! She knows "heel" but it's that initial take-ff that worries me.
So, I wonder, how do you know it's ok to unleash?? Would it be the worst thing if always walked her with the leash?