This is the episode for you if you have a dog that struggles with calmness!
Nifty, a young Border Collie, demonstrates her struggles with calmness as we provide our top tips and strategies that will help to grow your dog’s calmness.
Strategies to consider for your dog:
Is there a reason your dog chooses other things over calmness?
How can the environment or their routine be adjusted temporarily to set them up for success?
Measure your progress day to day, recognising the small wins just as much as you celebrate the more obvious wins.
Are their daily activities that might be contributing to high energy choices?
Have you provided your dog with a space to anchor them, to ground them?
For new situations, we discuss how you can set your dog up for success so that they aren’t sniffing, zooming or choosing undesirable behaviours!
Communicating effectively with your dog is key and making sure that your dog knows what they should be doing is essential to progress.
We also share our protocol for calmness which you can discover in our How to Teach Your Dog to be CALM and SETTLED! video.