Best Practices For A Nervous Dog

 

The Institute of Pet Nutrition Blog Post

Does your dog get anxious or nervous in public? Keeping them calm and comfortable will make the both of you feel better. Here are some ways you can soothe the stress.

  • Keep treats on hand. Having a handful of treats ready to reward good behavior and keep them distracted from strangers will eventually make them more comfortable going in public.
  • Playing soft music in the background can help serve as subtle noise during storms and other loud noises.
  • Buying a thundershirt or other weighted clothes to make them feel secure.
  • Use a vitamin or supplement that has a calming aid. We have our VitaCalm that is a great tool for calming down and anxious pup!