Our black lab is so very eager to please he puts himself in near death situations. Because my work hours go late, my husband and I take Zorro for walks after dark. We let him roam free while we walk down our lane and then leash him on the road. However, he often crosses the road before we get there. When we get to the road, he wants to dash back across to greet us (normal for a black lab.) But, he often runs right in front of cars, which isn't such a hot idea for a black dog at night!