I can be impatient on our walks. Silas likes to walk quite fast, until suddenly he’s at a dead stop smelling the bushes. Since I stop walking when he pulls on his leash, our walks can get into a really frustrating pattern of fast-stop-fast-stop-fast-stop, with every other stop being him stopping to smell something. I get a little edgy that he’s in such a hurry that he can’t even pay attention, until he decides to not go at all.
He’s been walking so much better lately that I haven’t minded the stopping. I’ve never had much problem with the it per se, just the herky-jerky way it made our walks go. So with much less pulling and much less training against the pulling, I’m happy to let him sniff. Instead of getting impatient, I’ve been taking the chance to do a little looking around myself.
I think it’s good for us. (Bonus points for anyone who can ID that white one.)