Can I just start off by saying you guys are great! I've had so much invaluable advise and thanks to the people who have replied to my posts I've found the perfect harness, treats and most importantly training advice for my dog...in only two days thanks to following advice from an article someone posted, my Roxy's confidence (and mine) is soaring and I can see a change in her already, she is so happy to be petted and made a fuss of now where before when I didn't let her sleep in my room or pet her unless she 'earned it' (following advice from a couple of dog training websites) she would be nervous and unsure. Anyway ..im so desperate to get things right and give her the best I can so apologies for the long posts. The main issue I'd like to fix at the moment is on walks. She pulls persistently and nothing I've tried works. The whole stop, start, change direction is the approach I was taking, but it only succeeds in making her run to my side when I stop or change direction and then continue pulling. She just wants to sniff everything, check every front garden for cats, walk on every wall (thinking of finding an agility class for her-she'd be brilliant!) Shes currently has an indi dog harness and when I want her to stay near I clip the lead on the front which limits the pulling, but it looks uncomfortable for her when she pulls. Will her excitement go down with age? I walk her at least 3 times a day and at least one of them she has a good run on the long lead and game of fetch..surely she'll start to get used to the stimulation of walks soon or is that wishful thinking? I've tried canny collar (shes hates it and her anxiety goes through the roof)..and not sure what approach to take. The only thing I've managed to train her to do on walks is sit and watch me when we get to the road..but of a dog or cat is there that goes out the window. Any tips?