I think I can help.
You know all about how controlling your breathing is supposed to calm you down, or energise you, or make you altogether more brilliant, or whatever.
May I propose a useful four step breathing exercise for your human? One that will fit in nicely with your daily walks and make them a more pleasant experience for both of you.
It is important that the dog and human actions are synchronised as described below:
Dog walks down the street and then stops, preferably downwind of human, and arches his back.
Human breathes in deeply while rustling around in pocket for a wee plastic bag (preferably recyclable).
Dog performs his 'business' and poops out one or two neat little brown packages onto the pavement or grass.
Human holds breath.
Dog walks on just a couple of steps.
Human exhales slowly and in controlled fashion while placing poop in the wee bag, expelling surplus air from the bag and tying a neat knot to seal.
Dog and human walk briskly to the nearest dog waste bin.
Human breathes steadily and places sealed bag in bin.
I have to tell you I had a bit of difficulty persuading Gail that this post needed illustrating. You all found the pictures helpful, didn't you? And really, a reasonably self-confident person like Gail shouldn't be worrying what the neighbours will think about what she does with her camera, should she?