Baxter hasn't darted out of the door in over a year--more like a year and a half. He really has been good--we trained and worked, etc. and got to a good place..... until today. I do think he thought he was going with me---I didn't realize he was right behind me as I was going out the door--or I'd have given his command to go to his "place"--so he took advantage of me and bolted out the door. Now once his nose hits the ground....it's so long! He was off like a shot, and ran into the woods. My husband went after him--and said he gave him a good chase..not that Baxter was running away from him, but that Baxter was tracking something. When he stopped at a tree to sniff, he was able to leash him. Guess I need to get Baxter out for more sniff time--he must have needed it. And back to door training.....I guess he taught me today!