I have been working double time on Princess, trying to prepare her for a trip to Brittish Columbia and one to Florida coming up. She is a year old and is discovering how powerful she really can be. I still have a few problems. 90% of the time our walks are great. We walk even when its snowing out (and now I'm catching a cold) but she loves to take walks. I've noticed now when we walk out the door its not like a scene from the jetsons where George is pulled off his feet as Astro pulls him out the door! Its now she walks out like a polite dog with a little self control and I'm not holding on for dear life praying my arm doesnt get pulled out of joint! She doesnt pull me so much on our walks, when she tries we turn and go the other way and do this until she gets the hint. But she still insist she walks in front of me. How do I get her to walk beside me or behind me? Or does it matter so much? Another thing is I'm trying to get her to calm down when people come. Since I walk her daily she has calmed down in that area also. I noticed it bigtime yesterday when two people came back to where me and Princess was, she didnt jump all over them. I was so proud, bragging on her. BUT then that evening as we was leaving to go home I was just about to open the door when someone started pounding on the door (I thought how odd to knock on a business door instead of just walking in). I opened it and there stands a cop! Princess got so excited, she is jumping like crazy, pulling as hard as she can to try to get outside to say hello to him, I'm trying to pull her back and get her calmed down but she is doing everything she can to go say hello to him. So while I am trying to calm Princess down the cop is asking is we have seen the owner of this building we are in (hes called to be a witness at a trial), my husband came in and started talking to him. I was finally able to calm Princess down, she sat whinning because she didnt get to jump all over his clean uniform. SO I have work to do still. I cant be taking her out in public areas if she thinks she has to greet every face she sees with jumping on them or making them think she is trying to attack them by trying so hard to get to them. So my two questions this time, how do I get her to walk beside me or behind me, and how do I get her to not jump on people when we are out for our walk and come across someone she finds interesting and fun?