Okay, so we have been working with Morgan on walking with a loose lead. He is about 80% reliable right now, but I am having a bit of trouble getting the next 20%... 1) We are using treats to encourage good walking habits (using the method in the video that someone linked to me a few months ago), but we've had one small issue that I can't seem to figure out from looking at the video... I'm perfectly willing to believe this is something I missed. ANYWAYS, every time we praise and treat Morgan for walking correctly, he starts to speed up and pull again for a few minutes. I don't know if he's just excited at receiving praise... or if I am just giving him a bad signal that I'm not aware I'm doing. Any help would be appreciated. 2) After that , the next thing I want to focus on is practicing with distractions. Currently, we do most of our walking in the early morning and late evening around our neighborhood when there are not a lot of other things going on. Where is a good place that we can take Morgan with some minor, controlled distractions to practice with? And how should we go about it? I hope all of that made sense... my thinking skills are still catching up with me this morning. Thank you all very much!