We often walk the streets of Dingle.
Onion is a rescue dog. Rescue dogs usually have hard past, and it shows. She hates loud noises, and when she get scared, she can launch forward like a bullet. But, talking to her softly and petting her gently calms Onion almost instantaneously. It is good to let an easily scared dog know that on the walk I am an alpha and I will take care of any threats. By doing so, she can truly enjoy her walks. You can establish dominance by not letting the dog control the flow of the walks. With me, Onion tried to control where we should go and when we should stop. But, after two walks she got used to the idea that I am in control and she started to smell things and roll around in the grass, she is happier as a follower in a pack.