- Step 1: Withdraw attention Be calm. Withdraw attention from an overexcited dog--don't make eye contact, touch or talk to the dog to quickly quiet them.
- Step 2: Put the dog to work Put an overactive dog to work, providing a task with a clear beginning and end to help channel energy in a positive way.
- Step 3: Exercise the pooch Exercise an overactive pooch with a brisk walk to release energy, and it may become too tired to nip and jump.
- TIP: Take an older dog for a swim to provide low-impact exercise.
- Step 4: Show calm Show a calm, assertive state of mind to encourage and create balanced dog behavior, because canines reflect a human's energy.
- TIP: Walk dogs before visiting a dog park for a calmer experience.
- Step 5: Try aromatherapy Try aromatherapy to calm a rambunctious and overactive dog, following your veterinarian's advice about the best scents and safe dispersal methods. Nurture balance and stability in a dog and you just might renew your own inner calm as well.
- FACT: Man's domestication of dogs began 12,000 years ago.
You Will Need
- Dog jobs
- Exercise session
- Calm state of mind
- Aromatherapy scents
- Pool or lake (optional)