I ve had the most amazing experience with Ayo. We dont have any large dog parks or anything like that so he had never been off leash in a large open area before. Somebody's back yard was the extent of his freedom!!. I recently bought a piece of land up in the mountains and when i first took him there, i was really amazed and proud of how he acted. I wasnt sure if he was just going to run off into the woods, never to be seen again. I had practiced recall somewhat but had never had the chance to actually practice it in an open area. He was awesome. There was agroup of us. People he has known since he was a baby and then there was a group of strangers, a team of people that were there surveying the land, measuring the property. As we walked he would run up in front, then stop and head back towards us.always checking the area in front of us before we went, and then he would come back as if to make sure it was ok for us to proceed. ALso if someone from the group stayed behind, or got separated he wouldnt stick with me or someone else, he would run back and forth between the (now) two groups , making sure everyone was there, its as if he was herding us..it was incredible to see. I would call him and he would come running really fast and then he would leave again. Then when we were all together again resting he would lie down near us and just keep watch. When one of the men from the surveying team aproached , he immediatley stood up, walked towards him and stoppped , on guard, you know, stacked. The man stopped right away and he even grouled a bit,not loud, just like a warning. so I stood up and said "easy Ayo, its alright and went to greet theman. The minute I approached and started talking to the man Ayo just came up sniffed and went right back to lying down relaxed. He kept doing that all afternoon, everytime somebody new approached us… It was amazing to watch, he had this poise like he was , i cant explain, it felt like he was in his element... and all day his recall was perfect... until we were heading back and passed a house with some chickens.. then he just looked at me when I called and ran right at them!!! I had to run up and put on his leash!!!