Tips to calm a dog
Dogs are not only loyal friends of man, these animals are man’s protectors as well. The quality of humans life was greatly influenced by these animals. Humans have been at the receiving end of these animals affection and comforting companionship. These animals that are known to be highly attuned to the feelings of humans have been the silent sounding boards for man’s woes and misfortunes. Dogs are noted to be tough little and not so little guys that are always ready to comfort and defend the master but there are cases when these animals are the ones needing the comfort of their master. Dogs get stressed too and an owner has to do everything to calm the nervous dog.
Different situations in the environment can result to a circumstance where it is necessary to calm the pet. A dog exposed to a stressful situation may frantically bark, salivate excessively, tremble or whine pitifully. Other dogs would react to a stressful environment in a different way. The dog can be highly active and hard to control. New situations, unfamiliar faces and places as well as loud noises like the sound of rolling thunder and firecrackers would make a dog nervous.
Constant exposure to the objects and situations that triggers nervousness would develop fear phobia in the dog. As such it would not be impossible for the pet’s quality of life to be affected. Dog owners would not want to see a highly stressed pet. It is but necessary for pet owners to know how to calm the pet.
Pet owners should start off by knowing what situations set off the nervous behavior of the dog. Avoiding stressful situations would not be always possible thus the best thing an owner can do is to find effective ways to calm the pet.
Dogs are affectionate animals that enjoy being petted. Because dogs enjoy being petted; massaging the pet would be an effective calming method. Slow circular movements of the hand that starts from the head to the tip of the tail will be very calming for the dog. Dogs are food motivated and frozen Kong toys are proven effective in distracting the dog’s attention from stress causing situations. Our four legged friends are very energetic animals. Allowing the dog to expend its excess energies is one good way of calming the pet. Have you tried the trick of yawning to calm your hyper pet? Among people, yawning is catching so that yawning in front of the pet can entice the do to yawn as well, to be calm and feel sleepy.