Have you ever felt that there had to be a simple way for your dog to calm down? Often, our dogs are so stressed out and nervous that watching them this way is painful. They don’t have an off button. There’s more than one way for a dog to calm down, and some of them are clinically supported.
In their own lives, dogs live in the moment and need ways to cope with everyday pressures. Canines have their own pressures, whether it be from an exhausting fetch game, a day at the dog park where they’re surrounded by other animals, or spending a day alone waiting for their human to return. Any of these variables are quickly ignored by us.
Here are some ways to calm them down
1 Affection and contact
The worst thing you can do for a newborn infant, it is said, is to rob it of human touch. It can be said the same for puppies. When dogs are seen in a “natural environment” or in wild societies, they live in a pack-like system. In these systems, they frequently sleep close together in the den.
In nature, their pack-lick activity is presumably correlated with their immediate relatives-wolves. And while the behavior of dogs has shifted dramatically to that of dogs after 10,000 years after domestication,
There are features of wolves that these mammals also display in the wild.
As for the pack-like arrangement, it is unsurprising that a close knit group offers a measure of both physical and emotional comfort, almost like sleeping with each other.
The research found that there were significant physiological improvements to the subject when dogs were groomed (petted) in strongly innervated areas of the body.
Commonly It was noted that the average heart rate of a dog can be reduced with as little as 8 minutes of stroking. This quick petting act is an easy and productive means of calming a dog down.
Affection can be too much of a good thing, as in other things in this universe, and physical touch is no different. It has been noted that prolonged hugging can potentially induce a rise in the stress levels of a dog. In effect, hugging reduces the ability of a dog to convey mobility. This makes them feel trapped, which they hate, according to experts associated with dog anxiety research.
2 Alone Time.
This could sound like a dumb concept that should be saved for misbehaving toddlers; there is evidence, though that expected or scheduled “quiet-play” and time-out sessions will calm down a dog very well.
An analysis carried out in a hospital environment on therapy dogs showed that their stress levels reduced when dogs were given one or two hours of time to themselves. Away from the ever-changing and bustling world of a functioning hospital.
Stress levels were once again measured using the salivary cortisol levels of canines from three separate time periods during the day. The most powerful stress measure.
As it has detrimental effects ranging from heart rate to sleep to immune function, increased levels of cortisol in a dog can lead to dire results. Suffice it to say, the presence of elevated levels of cortisol is characteristic of an animal that is extremely stressed.
It would do your pet a world of good to give your dog a mere hour or two to themselves without troubling them. This will help a dog settle down and collect him or herself.