It might be hopeless for my sighthound mix because I have tried a lot of different options to make off leash hiking a possibility. But he wanders and runs off into the woods. Unlike my purebred border collie who never leaves my side - at only 4 months. He has been a wanderer since I got him at 10 weeks!
For those of you with dogs who are AWESOME with off leash walking and your dog was NOT BORN A NATURAL off leash (aka you had to put work into it), what kind of training did you do - not recommend - but actually did and it worked?