Another thread has inspired me ask this. (By the way my internet will be shut off any day now possibly today so depending when this happens I might not have a chance to view results. But I can look later when I get it turned back on ,who knows AT&T turns little by little off, yesterday our long distance got turned off). But any who... When I take Bender for walks he is constantly in the mind set of tracking. This is one reason why I know he would be an awesome hunting dog. His mama was a bird dog and pure breed and his daddy too but his daddy had 1/4 lab in him. Bender wants any little furry thing that moves so very badly. So this isn't your typical I'm distracted training but I smell a ground mole or a deer and I HAVE to get it. No treats distract and neither does any command or sounds. The only thing that gets his attention is a dead stop. I have thought about buying him a harness, when I can, that will pull his nose down when he starts to pull. So this is like putting crack in front of a crack head and telling them to not touch it while they are having withdrawals LOL. Or where the great saying comes from you can take a country boy out of the country but you can take the country out of the country boy (or what ever). So I need suggestions from dog hunter owners that are successful on leash walking their dogs. I noticed most of these types of dogs are able to roam their yard freely and stay within the perimeter (farm dogs/ working or herding dogs). They never seem to leash them no matter where they go. But I live on only 2 acres and on a busy road right outside of city limits. Bender always stays put in our back yard when he goes out loose (my hubby always does this, he is too lazy to leash). But I am a chicken so I have a super long clothes line rope I put him on. This is also not an exercise issue. Its like immediately when we leave our yard he thinks he needs to track the first thing he comes across.