Dogs 101 – Part 38 – How To Handle Negative Stress In Your Dog?
If Tommy strains in a “negative” way, take him for a walk to get the circulation going and redistribute the chemicals that have been released so his respiring can revert to normal. Massage the apex of his shoulders to chill him – because he is quiet doesn’t suggest he is calm.
Try and get him excited with an object or food.
Do not under any circumstances, employ a check to get him “out of it.” A check will just produce even larger sleepiness. Stress reveals itself in so many different ways, and it’s up to you, the owner, to grasp your dog.
Remember, the dog has no control of his reply. It is also up to you to play investigator to discover what triggers the strain behavior.
Other cures for handling stress : Some dogs get unnecessarily stressed during thunderstorms. Others, maybe due to absence of socialization, get