So it's clear that the Salad Dog is not fond of the leash.
How do I know?
Subtle, non-verbal communication between species.
I hooked him up to a stake in the back yard the other day. He immediately went all Steve McQueen on me by walking to the end of the leash and sitting down so that his head would apply constant pressure:
And when I went to let him off the leash...
I can live with that.