I am wondering about something that Mags has begun to do lately - she has always been VERY social - when we are on walks she always pulls and wants to say hi to everyone we meet, so I put her in a sit so shes not choking herself ---- I have seen her put her hackles up only three times in the 2 years I have had her, and they were all when I was out walking her alone at night and a male would approach me (just her being protective) ---- anyway --- the last two or three weeks, when we have gone on walks and run into neighbors, etc - she has started pulling AWAY from them - like she is scared. This happens with adults and children but only strangers, if it is a neighbor that she knows well she will go say hi like usual. When she is pulling away from them her hackles aren't up and she doesn't growl or anything. It is almost like she sees them walking towards her and wants to back away from them - if they stand still and let her approach THEM then she is fine --- even when she does the pulling away thing she will still let people pet her - she doesnt growl or anything - so I don't think she would bite - she has never bit ANYONE before under any circumstances and I have never been afraid that she would because she just loves everyone --- but this behaviour baffles me, esp since it just started kinda outta the blue - and I know she LOVES everyone (kids included) so I don't know why she would pull away -- any thoughts? how can I work on correcting the bahviour?