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Dogs and humans can be a little out-of-sorts during the holiday season. After all, we might be off of our regular schedules, experiencing dietary changes, or even around some people we’re not too crazy about.
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to help calm down your dog this Christmas. Put your pet at ease, and you might gain a little extra peace of mind also.
Even dogs not normally prone to anxiety might feel anxious around the holiday season. Some of that anxiousness may stem from your emotional states. Science has shown us what we already knew, as pet owners, that dogs feel empathy for their human parents.
Other reasons your dog might be stressed about Christmas include:
Fortunately, we pet parents can do much to help reduce the stress of the holiday season for our pups.
Well, if our doggy’s stress might stem from empathy for our own emotional state, we could probably all do with a little more holiday calm. So, while these tips might be pet-specific, they can also help us relax at Christmas.
Some of the best things we can do to calm a dog at Christmas include:
Whatever can be done to meet your own holiday plans and obligations, while sticking to your pet’s routine, can help prevent much holiday stress.
The preventative measures above can go a long way toward preventing or reducing holiday stress for our pets. But sometimes your dog is already worked up. You might even have house guests and your dog is exhibiting signs of anxiety or distress in front of company.
What can you do in the heat of the moment to calm an anxious dog?
Take these 3 steps:
If you take action using these steps, you can help calm your anxious or upset dog this Christmas. Then return to the preventative steps in the section above, to help prevent further doggy distress.
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