EBD164 How to Help Your Dog Stay Calm Instead of Reactive

Are things a little crazy around your home right now?

During the summer months, many of us start remodeling, landscaping, gardening, or doing construction work on our homes.

This can cause many dogs to become reactive to the new activities and environment around them. Lots of new noises, people, smells, and a disruption to their routine can make even the calmest dogs antsy. Many may bark more than usual or become a bit over-excited or stressed during this time.

If you’re struggling to help your dog stay calm, tune in to this episode of the Enlightened By Dogs podcast. Kathy shares some simple tips from an old, archived episode to help your dog stay calm and it’s just as relevant today as it was then.

In this episode:

  • Kathy gives a few personal examples of how she acts as a role model for her dogs
  • Why we need to address our own behaviors before our dogs’
  • 4 ways to become a good role model for your dog

Read the blog post on this topic.

Quotes:

“My dogs are very accustomed to me…they look to me for guidance on how we respond to this unique situation.”

“When we role model for our dogs, we’re literally expressing with our thoughts, our emotions, our actions, that it’s no concern of ours.”

 

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One response to “EBD164 How to Help Your Dog Stay Calm Instead of Reactive”

  1. Jaycee says:

    Good article, but our dog (2 1/2) is from 2-3 rescues. He gets wild on the leash and barks loudly (just because he wants a pat or a friend). He pats no attention to “slow down”, “no barking” etc. We do not spank or hit, we are quiet and mellow. Our dog is a Golden/Shepherd mix and as great – in the house-walks in the back yard on the leash-but that’s it. We’ve had him 2 1/2 months.

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