Use a soft, reassuring tone when talking and avoid tense body language. Familiar, calm voices reduce stress chemicals.
Research shows certain music designed for dogs reduces barking, whimpering, panting and shaking from noise phobias, separation anxiety.
Play Calming Music
Apply a ThunderShirt or pressure garment to provide continuous gentle squeeze that makes dogs feel secure.
Apply Pressure Wraps
Synthetic pheromones mimic natural maternal pheromones to signal comfort and safety. Diffuse or spray in dog's environment.
Foods like meat, cottage cheese and eggs help produce calming amino acids in the brain while distracting with a lick mat.
Offer High Protein Snacks
Gentle petting, light pressure and slow strokes along the back, ears and chest has a relaxing effect.
Minimizing external triggers like loud noises or visual input helps lower reactive behavior.