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Easing Dog Stress- 5 Tips

A dog with anxiety can be a big challenge.  Going to the bathroom in the house, excessive chewing, and barking or whining are a few symptoms that your dog might be stressed.  Here are few helpful tips:

* Create a safe space that is just for your dog.  A crate is a good place to use.  Use a comfy bed, put in some toys and start training your dog that this is a safe and happy place to relax.

* Properly training a dog can cut down on anxieties.  If your dog knows what is expected of him, it causes him less stress.

* Provide lots and lots of exercise.  A tired dog is a less anxious dog.

* Do not overcompensate and essentially reward the anxious behavior.  If your dog gets cuddled when he displays anxiety, you are reinforcing the anxiety.

* Sometimes a second dog in the home helps relieve stress in a dog.  Sometimes it does not.  Perhaps testing your dog out during doggie play dates would be a good idea.  Maybe he's in need of a buddy of his own kind.

Buddies! ~ Piper helps Murray stay stress free!

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  1. Ernie helped ME get over Lots of stuffs... and I really appreciate him fur that.

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  2. We were hoping Harlow would help Monty over his stress after Sam passed, but it doesn't seem to be so. At least he has some company.

    Monty and Harlow

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  3. Good info. This will be helpful to many dogs we think!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  4. Great tips to chilling out. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  5. I like the last ip, that sounds great... hope my staff agrees :o)
    easy Rider

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