Hi, all, and thank you for letting me in this forum! I am a Portuguese translator (Florbela) and I have a 4-month-old female lab, Ema. She's great in all senses, as all dogs are I have been working with her on basic training (religiously following the Lab Guide ) and I live near in a great place for dogs but full of distractions... It's a park with lots of people and dogs! So far so good, as she had the opportunity to socialize with EVERYTHING really. My question here is: on my daily walks in the park, after she has done her thing (with a machine-like precision ) I go along the park in a loose lead and let her smell, and smell, and smell. Of course, this means going where she wants without being pulled. Sometimes I call her and do a bit heel in a shorter lead. Should I keep doing this or should I direct her more into walking forward? Thanks a million!