Q. I was walking my dog with my wifeand he was acting normal when my wife bent over pick up a paper he tucked his tale ran about 20 feet and locked up
A. So he was startled. Next time, carry high value treats with you on your walks and feed them periodically for good behavior. Encourage him to walk alongside, you encourage him to allow you to bend over here and there throughout your walk. Do not make any sudden movements, and makes sure your dog is comfortable throughout the entire walk. Using treats will help him make positive associations with being walked by your wife and you.