Okay, we will! The good thing was that Sisko did better going the way we came. Maybe he smelled something down the road. Thank you, Catherine.I agree with the core of what cowpony is saying. You have to figure out why some walks are good and some go off the rails. Through figuring this out you can train Sisko not to do the pulling and lack of attention to you. Keep practicing your focused attention games. You need to keep up that practice to turn it into his habit to not just drag you around checking the pee mail but rather paying attention to you when you want/need him to then getting some free sniffing in, but then to reorient to you when you tell him to. Don't go out and get dragged down the street, you frustrated and then drag each other home. If that is what you do it will become habit and there will be no change for the good. When our dogs were younger we always played with them in the yard to scrub some energy off before putting the leash on and stepping into the street and all of the interesting things going on out there.