This discovery will save you time, slay your overwhelm, and satisfy your dog (and you!).
Has anyone ever told you that exercise (and lots of it) is the best way to get your hyperactive dog to calm down?
Even a quick Google search would land you on a page that recommends rigorous workouts and tons of activities whenever your dog seems over-energetic. While exercise is vital to your dog’s general wellbeing, it’s not the key to calming them down when they’re triggered or simply acting out.
Fortunately, the solution is a lot simpler than you think — rest and understanding.
In this episode of the Enlightened by Dogs podcast, Kathy is on a mission to debunk the myth that over-aroused dogs need more exercise. She shares a few reasons why dogs get over-aroused and how to handle them. She also breaks down the common dog personality types, their traits, and the physical activities best suited to them.
In this episode:
- What it truly means when your dog is over-aroused
- What the arousal protocol is and how to apply it in your dog’s life
- Kathy shares some tips to help you consider your dog’s personality type and needs
“More exercise means more arousal and more out of control behavior from your dog.”
“It’s your dog and their unique personality that determines what arousal level any particular activity will do for them — that’s why you need a custom plan.”
“The six hours in the protocol does not mean that you’re supposed to entertain or enrich your dog or exercise them for six hours per day.”
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