One of the best ways you can help your four-legged best friend stay anxiety-free is by taking care of yourself. Be sure to practice good self-care and reach out to your doctor if nothing seems to be helping.
If your pup’s still feeling anxious, here are some tips that might help:
Stick with a routine. You don’t have to do the same things, day in and day out, but keeping a similar schedule every week will help your dog know what to expect and will keep him calm.
Take daily walks. A regular exercise regimen will give your dog a healthy way to burn off nervous energy and give him something to look forward to each day.
Try some mental stimulation. Puzzle feeders are a great way to keep your dog’s mind engaged and off of stressful situations.
Spread the love around. Don’t forget to give your pup plenty of affection! Studies have shown that petting a dog reduces anxiety in both humans and their furry friends.