Coda loves to go for a walk--even more than I do, and I like walking quite a bit! We stopped by to see Miss Carol this afternoon before we went into the woods, but Coda couldn't concentrate on playing with the pugs, because she knew a walk was imminent.
Besides the leash, she is used to us carrying a walking stick to help show her where to walk. I also took a whistle and some pupperoni this time. I wanted to see if she could stay with me if she was off leash.
With a little positive encouragement she came right back beside me when I told her she was pushing her limits too far. The real danger in doing this is deer. Coda missed about five of them jumping across the road just 50 feet in front of us. Fortunately for both of us, at the time they crossed I was giving Coda a treat. If she had started chasing them I hate to think where she'd end up!