How many of you out there sometimes wish your dog would just chill, already? Are you driven to despair by your dog’s energy and bounce? Does he seem tense and on edge, ready to jump up at every little thing? Take a deep breath for this week’s topic: how to help your dog be more relaxed.
Source: How to Have a Calm, Relaxed Dog
- Exercise your dog daily.
- Never hit your young puppy.
- Control over a dog is achieved with leadership, never harshness.
- Praise in a calm manner and only when it display desired behavior.
- Be consistent with your dog, never harsh.
- Don’t allow biting (walk away or yelp) Only correct after 14 weeks
- Only correct a dog within 7 second after the undesired behavior, never after the fact.
- Never punish your dog.
- Dogs need new experiences with other people, dogs and places, particularly when very young to get socialized.
- Stay calm and be assertive.
- Dogs need successes and less correction before full maturity so they can develop confidence.
- Train your dog in order to establish communication and give it purpose.
- Dogs need to follow the people in the house. Leadership from everyone.
- Give affection only when they behave or display desired behavior.
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