We found our one dog 7 years ago basically choking because someone tied a leash up in the woods to a large rock cliff thing that she could hardly touch the ground below her with her back legs (looked like she may have actually fell off the rock and couldn't get back up). She has been a awesome dog since but if you pull out a leash she cowards down. So after much trying in training classes to walk on a leash, we just trained her to be under voice control. It works well for us and where we live the law states that you must have you dog under reasonable control with or without a leash present. Many people though have acted like I am horrible for not putting a leash on her. She literally walks about a foot to the side of me unless I tell her to sit and stay somewhere or tell her to go behind me. I could grab her collar at any time if I wish. Is there anyone else that does this?