we went through the scary trees to avoid stroller man with the black & yellow lab who i have never seen leashed. they may be good dogs, but i've seen the black one jumping around, and he was well in front of his people when halle & echo let me know there was a dog on the trail, so why deal with it? and, as a result, i got to see the Christmas show put on by the virginia creeper growing through the russian olive tree.
the dogs did very well- we had a runner coming in the park behind us with her leashed dog & they let me know she was there, but continued to heel as she came up behind us. yay! love those little victories!
5 with, one without, all leashed where they needed to be (that i saw).