How to Calm a Hyper Dog
by Pet Qwerks Toys on March 6, 2019
There is a list of things you can do to make your dog turn down their hyperactivity. Go through the following list to calm those beasties down:
1. Look past their bad behavior
A. Dogs become hyperactive because they are sometimes rewarded for it by their owners. They think such behavior would get their owner’s attention.
B. They do not differentiate between good or bad attention towards them as long as they are getting it. So make sure you don’t reward them with any kind of reaction.
2. Enhance their exercise
A. Gradually enhance their exercising time to get them more active. This would make them relax when they are tired.
B. However, do consult a vet if your dog gets sorely tired afterward.
3. Play with them
There is a list of games you can play with a hyperactive dog to calm them down, such as:
4. Get them to socialize
A. You can make your pet-dog to release energy in a better way by making them socialize with other dogs. There are parks and day cares for dogs where they can better engage their energies.
B. This will also increase their mental and physical agility.
5. Work on making them control their Impulses
A. Dogs can be trained to be calm through exercises such as sitting down when you greet them or making them wait for the food bowl and letting them wait at the door.
6. Get in touch with a veterinary behaviorist
A. There can be several medical conditions that lets your dog be hyperactive. You should consult a vet in case there is a possibility of some severe medical conditions.
A. In a world where dogs primarily rely on scents, it is only obvious to treat their hyperactivity with calming and soothing smells such as that of lavender.