When did or where do you trust your golden off leash? If you ever did. Jarvis is 3 years old (with the energy of a puppy) and goes hiking and to parks a lot. I have let him off leash at off leash beaches when we went with dog friends. He is always friendly and the two times he got away from us hiking it was chasing squirrels he came back right after the chase. He has never had a problem with other dogs trying to bite him since neutered but likes to sniff other dogs faces (which some don't like) he backs off if he gets a growl. He has a good recall but still gets excited when he sees a dog. Not sure if he would stay by our side if another more interesting thing walked by. I have seen other off leash dogs avoid temptation on hikes but not sure if Jarvis would. Not a huge fan of dog parks (He has enough off leash time with friends in our own backyard) more thinking on hiking and walks.