De-Stress Your Dog
Whether due to loud noises, a change in scenery, or a trip to the vet — every pup gets stressed from time to time. As a dog parent, you want what is best for your furry companion, even when it requires some extra time and attention.
Let's reduce your pup's stress together with these relaxing tips:
Give Them a Massage
You're not the only one who loves a good back rub! Dogs also benefit from and love massages, as they can improve circulation and release muscle tension. Start by gently petting your dog's coat and slowly move to kneading their muscles in a circular motion.
Get Them Exercising
Regular exercise is important for both physical and mental health in dogs — it not only tires them out, but it also helps them release pent-up energy and stress. Set aside time each day for a walk or game of fetch to give your dog the physical activity they need.
Engage Their Minds
Boredom can lead to anxiety in dogs, so keeping their minds stimulated is crucial for reducing stress levels. Play with interactive toys that require problem-solving or teach them new tricks to keep their brains active.
Play Calming Music
Studies have shown that playing classical music can actually calm dogs, so try turning on some soothing tunes next time your pup is feeling anxious. You can also try doing this to provide some comfort and stimulation when leaving your dog alone for the day.
Spend Quality Time Together
Dogs thrive on companionship and attention from their pet parents — spend some extra one-on-one time with your pup to show them love and provide reassurance. Whether it's cuddling on the couch or going for a special outing, make sure they know they are loved and not alone in their stress.
Follow these tips, and you'll have your doggo de-stressed in no time!