Ah, yes. My Poppy can be obstinate as well. She’s one of my two border collies. She and Esmé are my 4rh and 5th of the breed, respectively. They spoil you. You can’t ever go back to a “dog.”
All of them have been rescues. Esmé (old French for “beloved”) was the perfect dog from the moment I brought her home. Poppy, named for my favorite wildflower, the California Poppy, remains a work in progress after 5 years. She was a Craigslist dog. Enough said. Someone’s in charge. Sometimes it’s me.