To leash or not to leash
We need to acknowledge the fact that, no matter how well trained our dog is, there will always be that possibility for a situation to happen which you have not trained him for, and sometimes the consequences could be quite devastating. So, before you decide to unleash your dog, remember the importance of leashes and how they give you greater control when meeting up with other dogs. You might be saying, "Don't worry, my dog is very friendly." Yes, that may be true. But what about the other dogs you meet? When in doubt, use a leash. It is always best to be safe than sorry.
Un-leashing your dog
If and when you do decide to unleash your dog, please do everyone a favor and keep both eyes on your dog at all times. Make sure that you are able to call him away from anything that he might be tempted to eat or play with. Also, always keep a leash handy so that during certain times when your unleashed dog is making other people or dogs uncomfortable, you can readily put him on a leash and take him out of the situation.