Great walk around the park this morning. We saw the papillon, and Ellie looked to me and got a click, and a delicious chicken brownie reward. Cruised around the perimeter, with her doing her own check-in rather frequently. She saw a guy on a bike, and made a move to leap, then stopped, looked to me and sat. Good choice! Ellie - a quick click and reward and moving forward again, and have some sniff time.
I'm rewarding her for checking-in, as she's walking mostly on loose leash (except for when we are near the dog park when dogs are there, calling for her to join them). I'm also starting to raise the criterion, clicking for her walking 'straight' rather than her tendency to angle and so get in front of my feet.