So does anyone have any advice on how to get your dog to listen to you when outside? scout pretty much ignores me when he is off leash unless we are in our home so i never take him off leash which makes me sad because i want to give him freedom but may be too much. Training has helped enormously but i cant get him to stop eating stuff off the ground. Also, he is hitting his "teenage stage" because he is almost 6months now. is there any way to ride that out smoothly? any tips or tricks?