Boo and I just got back from our mile walk that we take 2 or 3 times most days. It's raining pretty hard so I almost skipped our afternoon stroll. I'm so glad we went! He heeled so well, trotting along, looking at neighbors and bugs but always keeping pace and remembering to stay by my side. He only went into the grass when he had to do his business and then hopped right back next to me. When we got home, I put him into a sit stay outside so I could go get a towel. Not only did he sit, he actually stayed! He was sitting and waggling patiently when I came back with the towel. Then he held still to have his paws wiped.
He's almost a year old and it's so rewarding to look back at his progress. When we first started walking, in January, it took us 30 minutes to walk 100 yards. Then he hit puberty and it was "gotta sniff this" and "need to mark that." What a good boy he's growing up to be! ;D