Audrey, on the other hand, is less prone to such assertive but will often stall on our walks. Not just stop, but pull back in he harness and give an expression of "You have got to be nuts if you think I'm moving ahead." Some of it is definitely fear based, and she has a short list of stall-inducing things:
* Garbage trucks
* Construction sites
* Loud doors closing or people (especially men) shouting
* People walking behind her
* Aggressive dogs and sometimes even the place where she met an aggressive dog months ago even when there is no dog there
And then there are times when she just stalls for no reason. It could be some fear trigger that I am not seeing, or it could be just plain stubbornness. Typically, if I just give he a second to stop, let her gain her composure and assure her it's okay in a happy voice, she's fine to go ahead. When someone is walking behind us, especially with clackety-clack shoes, we just need to pause and let them pass. The same with people in black clothes. I had the same issue of stalling (but from different triggers) with my first female, Bow.
Shaka, however, will charge ahead into anything even if its danger. We manage to find our balance, but there are those moments of feeling like Silly Putty when one is lunging ahead and the other is pulling back full force refusing to inch forward.