09-21-2018, 08:42 PM
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Mental games and tricks can help tire a dog out
Hi. Sorry to hear that your dog is having stress and anxiety or boredom.
Here are some of my thoughts to try to help:
Do you spend enough time working mental/brain games with her? What about doing tricks with her?
Tiring their brains really helps/prevents destructive behavior .
Do you work on "relax" with her? I take my dogs out to places like shopping centers or parks and plop down, with ultra relaxed body language, and some nice little treats and dole them out as reinforcement for chilling and watching the world go by. This is one of my most important training foundations for my dogs. Teaching relaxation and rewarding it is key!!!!
These are things I do nonstop with both my fearful anxious cautious dog and my new puppy. Super important to teach them how to relax by themselves.
Also, giving your new dog some T-Touch type massage can really help to relax an anxious dog. I do this with all my dogs and it really helps to keep them calm overall.
And I also give all my dogs safe chewing options like chewies, bully sticks, etc. This keeps them busy and reduces anxiety.