Hi there. MissyBC here. I just did a quick 5? minute training session right before dinner with Missy. It was quick none the less. I took some YUMMY treats, and my clicker out onto our back veranda, and Missy on leash inside the back door and did some door manners and "no pull" leash manners out the backdoor. Only out the backdoor! She normally sits and waits for me to say her release word: "Okay!" before going out of doors with me. Which she did of course. Her problem: She slinks past me about to search for squirrels and bark once I release her. I've been using Okay! and "Touch" to keep her focused once released these days. Once she was successful with those cues, she passed me and did her normal thing --> Search for squirrels and bark... No matter how hard she pulled to chase whatever it was she had her eyes on, I became a tree. Well, seeing as the pulling and barking didn't get her anywhere... she decided to keep trying but to no avail nothing worked. What do you think she tried next? She decided to stop and turn around and come back to me... as soon as she did that, I clicked and treated her. After that she stayed with me on the veranda... This is just a start of her training in the backyard. I have started over out in my backyard to get her back to being successful instead of letting her pull me off the veranda. (She used to do just that...) YAY! Success!!