Hi, haven't been on here in a long time... Some of you may remember when we got Ringo about 6 months ago. Well, today he is a beautiful, almost grown up boy who behaves very well at home. He won't even touch his food until we give him permission to. But outside it's a whole different story. One problem is that whenever we let him off his leash outside, he behaves horribly! He'll run away from us, grab anything he can find, and will NOT come to us when we call. Nothing we've tried works. We crouch down and call to him with excited tones, "Ringo, come! Treat!" That works at home, he knows what treat means... But it does not work outside! We've decided that from now on we won't let him off the leash. But is this the solution? Some people say it's because he's young and that he'll outgrow it. Is this so with Goldens? What else can we do? This is a big problem for us because we'd like to be able to let him enjoy himself off leash, but at this point it seems that he's not giving us a choice... Your advice is welcomed. Thank you.