I am getting my first golden retriever puppy on January 1! I have had many other dogs in the past and none of them have ever been able to walk off leash. I go for walks and see peoples dogs just walk beside them without a leash! I wish my dogs would do that! I looked up on it on the internet and it says that its best to start training as a puppy. I have read off leash walking is better exercise for the puppy as well. I would like to train this when I get the puppy. I am not exactly sure how the training process are safe. Puppies are very curious and I am nervous about the road. Has anyone reading this trained off leash walking before? is it safe?