Dogs are just as likely to get stressed from time to time as us humans, and it can be just as bad for them as it is for us too.
You love your dog, so you would hate to think that he is struggling with stress. So, if you’ve notices the telltale signs such as changes in behavior, whining, panting, excessive licking, or pacing, you will want to take quick action to help your dog de-stress.
Here are a few things that will help you with that:
Exercise a lot
One of the best ways to de-stress your dog is to ensure that they have lots of exercise. When your dog has all of the exercise they need, they will be too content and too tired to get stressed, for the most part. So, put your shoes on, get that leash out and take him on a nice long walk. It’ll do you the world of good too!
Give them something stimulating to do
In a similar vein, another thing you can do to help your dog de-stress is to give them something that will stimulate their mind as well as their body. This could be a little bit of dog training, or it could be one of the many dog toy puzzles that challenge them to work out a complex (for a dog) puzzle in order to earn a treat. They’ll be so focused on the task at hand that they will never get bored or lonely (if you have to leave them for a little while) and this will help to keep their stresses at bay.
Some people think that crate training is cruel, but the opposite is true. Obviously, no one should be locking their dog up in a crate all day, but if they know that they have a safe place where they can retreat to when things are getting too much, they will feel a whole lot more comfortable at home, so it is always worth enduring that your dog is crate trained.
CBD oil has swept the world as an excellent way of naturally relieving stress in humans, but it can be just as effective in dogs too! These days you can buy CBD dog treats that will help your pooch to calm down by working on their endocannabinoid system to chill them out. Many people worry about CBD due to its links with cannabism but it is completely safe, and legal, and will not alter youer dog’s consciousness at all!
Play some classical music
Some studies have shown that playing certain types of music can help dogs to unwind, just like it can for us humans. Most studies have found that classical music is the most effective, but soft jazz and other forms of gentle instrumental music can be great too.
Stress is sometimes inevitable, even if you are a pampered pooch who seems to have life made, but should your pet be stressed, at least now you know what to do about it!