You're walking your dog and approaching a tree or pole. Does Fido walk on the near side, close to you, avoiding a leash situation or does he take the far side forcing you to detour or reach around the tree with the leash?
In my post a few weeks ago about practical dog intelligence, I neglected to mention leash awareness.
It's something I take for granted until I walk a dog like Sophie, a less experienced walker who seems to be absolutely clueless about the leash location, consistently taking the wrong route. A fun walk can be become a real drag if the dog is not leash aware.