Hi everyone! Nearly 3 weeks ago I rescued a 6 month old lurcher puppy from Spain. She has a wonderful temperament, very friendly and happy and we have been working hard on her house training and obedience training, which is going well. The thing I am really stuck with is walkies. I kept her in for the first few days, as the rescue place told me she would be frightened of city sounds for a while (I live on quite a busy road), then I started to do very short walks. She was at first very jumpy, but she is very slowly getting better. We have got to about 6 minute walks now, early morning so the least traffic possible. She is generally fine for the first few minutes. However, when she sees another person, or gets frightened by a car, she jumps into the air and bucks (I call it a Buckaroo) and seems to be trying to get free. She did it whilst crossing a road today and it was awful, as she knocked herself onto her side. As soon as she has done a 'buckaroo' she then pulls like her life depended on it until we are home, and her breathing sounds like has been winded. I use a Halti lead attached at her collar, chest and back. I've tried 'being a tree' when she pulls but she just keeps pulling - and she is 19kg so she is strong. I've tried encouraging her back with her favourite food, chicken, but once she is in that buckaroo zone there she won't take any food. I would love some advice about best to cope with this, please. Or is it a case of simply returning to shorter walks for a longer time. I understand 3 weeks isn't long at all. Thanks so much for your help.