Today, 03:35 PM
I didnt know he had vision problems. None the less, I think the walk, even if not very far, will help. Dogs see the world more thru their noses than their eyes, so it is still mental stimulation for them. It also helps to burn off that excess energy as well. One thing I think it will do is teach him that you are his guide, so Newman will look to you for that guidance when he is in a new area for him to smell and explore. That turns the leash into a tool of communication instead of a device for restraint. He will learn that light tugs on the leash are your way of telling him that he is too far ahead or whatever the case may be, and once he understands that, he will become the one that tries to make sure he isnt pulling you around. Walks also builds a lot of confidence and self esteem, which could already be compromised if he has vision problems and is unable to explore his environment as well as he would like. I think walks do wonders for dogs, even if it isnt very long. Fifteen minutes can do wonders.
Once you try these things, tell me how both hand feeding and walking are going.