Wednesday, June 7, 2017

6 Things To Do When Your Dog Is Stressed

6  Things To Do When Your Dog Is Stressed
If you know the signs that your dog is stressed, anxious or fearful of something, you need to do something about it. Knowing how to react in these situations is key to helping your dog overcome his anxiety or fear. Here are a few things you can try to help calm your dog.

1.Recognize the body language of an anxious dog.
Dogs body language is can often be misread. Some common signs of stressed dog are: Hunched body posture, ears held down or slightly backwards. furrowed brow, whining, shaking/shivering, sweaty paws etc.

2.Identify what your dog wants.- that’s the reward. Depending on the situation, the dog may want to go out, 
food, your attention, playtime with another dog or a toy.

3.Train Him.- The only way to help your dog is to use training to overcome his fears. There are many ways of doing this and what technique you use will depend on the trigger, your dog and you, choose the method that works best for the situation.

4.Distract your dog.-
 You should give your dog something else to focus on, something positive and productive.

5.Use medication where needed.- If your dog is seriously affected, your vet will be able to prescribe medication that may help.

6.Organize play sessions with other dogs. One of the best ways to drain energy from a stressed dog, is to organize play sessions with other dogs.

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