Tilly, our young Scottie, went out for her first walks this week. We are currently using a harness rather than a lead on her collar. During the first walks we noticed that, 1) Everyone stops and talks to you when you are walking a puppy, the neighbors have been there at least eighteen months and that was the first time we have stopped and spoken to them. 2) Tilly seems very good with people with no problems saying hello to new people. 3) Cars were another matter. Passing cars would cause her to sit and drop her head or even move between my legs and crouch. 4) She was especially nervous at night, of everything, paper boy with trolley, young lady in heels on the other side of the road, teenagers laughing and cars with lights. May give after dark walks a rest for a while. 5) Obviously very submissive withe other dogs, but soon gets more comfortable in their company. Slightly worried meeting a Doberman and an Alsatian on her second walk but all OK. It must be good for her to meet the other dogs. Today it seems that she is getting better with the cars, I took her down to a slightly busier road and she soon became less nervous of the cars.