It's frustrating taking my Golden for a walk. There are times, mostly on nature trails, where he is excellent. But other times, mostly on roads, he will just stop walking. He seems more distracted than fearful. Often he will walk alright if we turn around, but sometimes, he won't go forward or backwards. Bribing with treats gets him to walk a few more feet, but I feel like I'm rewarding bad behavior. I have a very positive and happy energy when I take him out. I can't imagine I'm giving off bad energy. I praise him when he walks well. One time, I took the approach that I was the pack leader and we were going for a walk and he had no choice but to follow the leader. I took off enthusiastically on the route I wanted to take and I didn't give his the option of not walking. When he he hesitated, I just pulled him along. It sort of worked, but I heard it was bad to pull the dog, so I stopped. It's hard to figure out what is affecting the dog...crows, a train whistle, an airplane? Who knows? Now my strategy is if he stops, we go right back home. No fun for you. But then, I feel like I'm letting him "win". Any help would be appreciated.