Controlling your dog while in public is very important. If you have a difficult time controlling a dog that struggles against the leash, they could pull away and end up running into the street. Or your pet may chase another dog or jump on some unsuspecting adult or child. A dog that is difficult to control may need more training before going in public. To be able to control your dog in public, you need to know how to control them at home. If you are not familiar with how to train your dog, take them to obedience school. The teachers of those classes do not train your dog for you, rather they teach you how to understand and train your pet yourself.