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Calming Dogs: Most Effective Ways to Calm Anxious Pups
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1. Exercise. Exercise is often an effective tool in lessening anxiety and stress. A good hard workout may produce the same ‘altered state’ in the dog’s system as a light sedative, leaving the dog feeling more calm, relaxed, and ideally even ready for a nap. A dog with pent up energy may seem agitated or stressed, when in fact what they really need is a good run and a little fun before being asked to calm down and rest for the afternoon/evening.
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Make sure you do not reinforce attention seeking or anxious behaviors by giving attention; only reinforce your dog when it is relaxed and settled. This requires ignoring your dog until it settles, using commands that achieve settled behaviors, or using a leash and head halter to more quickly settle the dog. Settled behaviors should then earn the most desired reward (treats, toys, or your attention). Just freeze water, dog treats, and toys in a Ziploc® Large Round Container. Place in a shady spot so your dog has a safe place to relax while you play outside.
Photo provided by FlickrDr. Harvey's Relax and Stress for Dogs is a powdered supplement that may be used as an all-natural aid to calm dogs, without harmful side effects.
Photo provided by FlickrRelax & Calm Chews are a great way to support balanced behavior, relaxation and reduce hyperactivity in dogs and cats during stressful situations.
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The ingredients in Composure™ work synergistically to support relaxation without changing your dog’s personality or energy levels. The Colostrum Calming Complex™ BiopeptideBlend supports stress reduction and cognitive function; L-Theanine helps the body produce other amino acids to bring specific neurotransmitters back into balance; and B vitamins (thiamine) affect the central nervous system to help calm anxious animals.Relax My Dog are experts in creating relaxing music to help calm your dog and help dogs to sleep. Our music is composed in-house by our team of producers, and uses sound sweep technology designed to relax and calm your dog. If you dog has sleeping problems, anxiety problems or is stressed during fireworks and thunderstorms, you should try our music and watch your dog relax before your eyes!There are ways to help a dog who is over-aroused, stressed, worried or panicked, to calm down and relax. This post is packed with many different ideas and products that will help your dog calm during fireworks, thunderstorms, and any stressful event.You may be crate training or obedience training, which can be a stressful time for both dog and parent, and our music will soothe your pup making your life easier. Crate training can be one of the hardest things about getting a new puppy - as being trapped in a new space and away from you is very scary for them. However, when listening to Relax My Dog you will notice your puppy start to relax, and get more used to their crate.Being re-homed is an incredibly stressful time for dogs - as they have to get used to a lot of different sights and sounds, as well as their new family and any other pets in the household. We recommend that you play Relax My Dog during this time, and it will help reduce their heart rate and relax them while they explore their new surroundings. No more whimpering puppies - they will get used to your home in no time at all with the help of Relax My Dog's music!It is also very useful to calm your dog during car journeys - which many dogs find a stressful time. They may associate it with vets visits - so we recommend playing Relax My Dog's music before and after visits to the vet to reduce their stress.