4. Keeping a Tight Leash
Dogs love to explore their environment when they’re out on a walk with their owner. Although sometimes it’s necessary to keep the dog on a tight leash, whenever possible, try to give him his freedom. Dogs see with their noses, and they love stopping to smell trees and other greenery. (We all could benefit by stopping and smelling the roses!) The goal is to teach your dog how to walk on a loose leash and you will lower his levels of stress with dealing with a tight leash all the time.