After reading (and commenting) on a lot of posts I gather I am doing everything wrong. I use a collar not a harness I use a Flexi lead I don't feed raw food I occasionally need to use my mobile phone when out with my dog My granddaughter has a Frenchbulldog And, from one partiocular post Dudley should not ĺexist as he is a Bichon/Chihuahua cross. Given all that I have a happy, well adjusted dog who rarely puts a paw wrong. We trained each other, we have long walks, meet interesting people with many differing views who don't judge. Big dogs, small dogs, owners all ages from 18 to 80. Met for breakfast in the local pub this morning with eight well behaved dogs. Five of us going for a long walk this afternoon ranging from large (Welsh collie) to small (two little Frenchies). They will have opportunity to run free but will be expected to behave on leads. Whichever type of lead/collar/harness they wear.