Hi there! This is my very first post! Glad to be a member My fiancé and I recently got a GSP puppy. His name is Gunner, and he is now 7 months old. I take Gunner for walks (unleashed) in the back trails (in a wooded area) every day after work. This reassures me that he is getting his exercise. I never had him on the leash in the woods because he never had a tendency to wander off, and if he did it wouldn't be going further than 40ft. As of this last week, he tends to wander off more, and it's to a point he goes far into the woods (bolted and running) where I cannot see him anymore. The snow is beginning to melt, so more smells are arriving and birds are now back from south (which he spots out every time). I'm just worried about recall issues.. I do understand that he is only 7 months old, however his recall in the house is great. We say sit, he stays, we walk around the house and eventually say "come" and he will come. Should he be excited, like he is in the woods, it almost seems like he chooses not to hear my command "come". I have to say, I do bring a squeaky ball to try and catch his attention, it worked at first but now he just doesn't notice. I also bring some turkey/chicken treats! Though these don't compare, as he seems that he would rather smell than get the treat. He was in obedience school as well, and he recently just finished. He's a very intelligent pup! I'm looking for advice to catch his attention outside or a more interesting environment. Also, to let him know that "come" means "come" every time, no matter what. Now Any help is GREATLY appreciated!