hi there yes, i'm in Perth (gosnells area) buckley isn't very good with walking on the lead yet. very easily distracted and likes to plonk himself on the ground and refuse to get back up until i physically lift him back up. very annoying! we're only doing a small walk around the block at the moment. he's starting pre school tomorrow so hopefully we get some tips there.
a dog walking partner sounds good though. he definitely needs all the socialisation he can get. i introduced him to my sisters 13 week old jap. spitzxcavalier the other day and buckley was really mean to her! i hope he's not the bully at preschool!