Re: Stopping on walks?
When jager was 2.5 month's old I began walking with him everynite, showing him how to basically heel, and/or ...not pull the lead, he did quite well! I live in suburbia (outside the city of Norfolk Va.) so I got him quickly used to stopping and sitting at street corners(whenever we stopped walking) before we would cross only because everyone over here who drives a car thinks they have the right of way through the neighborhood and I wouldnt want Jager to stumble off the curve and get nailed.
She may be stopping because it all seems unfamiliar 2 her, or she smells or hears something not familiar, thats not a big deal she will soon grow out of it. It maybe that your dog responds better to his voice then your's, however practice makes perfect, and soon enough your lab will do the same 4 u, just dont be afraid of hurting your dog by pulling on the leash, labs are tough dogs and the breed is known to handle alot of physical abuse (not by their handler/owner of course) due to their ancestory and what the breed was meant 2 do for humankind. I couldnt ever imagine wanting 2 jump off some fishing boat in the frigid waters off of Newfoundland / Labrador, 2 retrieve fishing nets......and then wanting to do the same thing over, and over again. BRRRRRRR!
All the wasted time searching for those wasted years.