Banjo did a perfect off-leash heel this morning! It was only for about 20 metres and I still rewarded every few steps, but this is the first time she's done it without me having to actively lure her or repeat the cue. I am very proud of her! After I released her she actually kept walking next to me wanting to continue the heel and the treats. But a release is a release, so I ignored her.
I love that moment when she suddenly "gets it". It's like with the coming to me when a jogger passes. Yesterday there was a jogger behind me and the dog saw them but I didn't. So I was confused as to why she came to sit in front of me, obviously expecting a treat. Until I saw the jogger run past us. Clever dog!