Cork says to just not take Maggie on walks, but I think the exercise is good for her. Physically, mentally, she needs it. But I swear to all things holy, that child ha ZERO instincts for self preservation. She ran in front of a car on our walk. It was on a not-busy neighborhood road, the car saw her a mile away, and waited for me to run out and grab her, but OHMYLORD. I'd rather have people judge me for using a kid leash, than judge me for letting my kid get hit by a car.