Staying calm is one of the most important thing that we miss to exhibit around dogs – But the question is how to do that?
The good news is once you find out how to stay calm, it really becomes very easy to understand your pet. We are sharing five steps that will help you achieve it.
Relax. He isn’t misbehaving for no reason!
When your dogs do things like peeing on the floor or tearing up your shoes it’s not because he wants to get back to you, it’s because you are not fulfilling his needs.
Bored dogs can lead to destruction, and some if fearful may urinate. You as a pack leader should ensure that their excess energy is drained through exercise, that they live through rules, boundaries, limitations, and that you leave them with something intellectually stimulating, like a “treat stuffed toy” specially when you have to leave him alone.
Your dog’s energy is reflection of your own
Does your dog go crazy at the sight of any other dog? Then probably you are nervous or tense about a possible dog encounter as well.Does your dog refuse to go on a walk, refusing to follow you and trying to pull you back home? Ask yourself how are you feeling at that moment. You may be angry or insecure.
Try to live in the moment
There is a saying “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” So, start living in the present, we can’t change the past, all we can do is focus on what is happening today, and this will help you find that place of calmness. It’s what our dogs do naturally, and it’s one of the greatest lessons we can learn from them.
Be close to nature
Take time to be close to nature. It can be a beach, mountain, desert, whatever appeals to you. But just leave the mobile phone behind, take a walk with your dog, and just enjoy what’s around you. This is the world that your dog lives in. It’s also the world that all humans were born into. It’s just very easy for us to lose sight of that.
Rehabilitating your dog is a process
If you have a dog that never chewed on any of your stuff that was super expensive, obeys automatically, congratulations.
If you don’t then you are like most dog owners. Never feel you can’t fix a problem as it can lead to a trap. Remember what we said about living in the future? Well, worrying that you’ll never be able to rehabilitate your dog is living in the future, and if you’re anxious about not getting results, then you won’t get them.
Focus on small success on the way, as they come. Very soon, they will become more constant until you’re having medium successes and then big ones. Hence enjoy with “success” not how big or small it is. All this depends on dog to dog, hence be calm.