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How to Use Dog Whisperer Tips to Calm an Overactive Dog

Apply the expert tips of Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan to calm an overactive dog and life will be easier for man and beast alike.


  • 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)

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