Our 4 yr. old Golden Retreiver "Charlie" has been a great pet. Up till now his only drawback was he liked to pull on the leash like crazy when we would take him for a walk. My fault as I did not walk him much as a puppy. Someone recommended a product called a "Gentle Leader" Just a special collar to use which turns the dogs head if he tries to pull on leash. We bought one and it is working fantastic! It is a painless way to control the dog and so far is working great. It is nice to not get catapulted out the front door when we leave the house anymore! The product comes with excellent written instructions and a DVD. Pretty much dummy proof. Thought I would share. Hope it helps someone else in the same ordeal!