Those of us who spend a lot of time around dogs have probably noticed that they develop the shakes when they are subjected to certain situations. Thunderstorms and fireworks often turn our pets into cowards and while this can certainly be cute at times, there are lines that have to be drawn. If you cannot convince your animal to calm down, there are other options available.
That’s why it is important for stricter pet parents to bear a few facts in mind. First of all, a dog’s hearing is far more sensitive than our own. What sounds like a mere nuisance to us is a booming crash to a dog. Even something as simple as a spirited conversation between party guests can cause your dog to become very anxious and fearful.
A dog may also suffer from anxiety when they are forced to part ways with a loved one. Dogs who have experienced abuse in the past or a lack of socialization can also go through various periods of anxiety. Since a dog is not going to be able to diagnose their own issue and fix it themselves, it is up to the owner to take the time to find out more about the problems they are facing.
Luckily, owners who are looking for a way to soothe the frayed nerves of their pet now have an easy solution that is simpler than they might think. In fact, most of the materials can probably be found in your own home. This technique is called the “half wrap” and if you would like to create one for your pet, all you need is a scarf or an Ace bandage.
For the best results possible, you should take the time to select a material that smells just like you do. This offers a greater level of reassurance to your frightened four legged friend. If the dog is not comfortable wearing the half wrap, do not make the mistake of attempting to force them into it. Remove it right away, as this will only serve to increase the high level of anxiety that they are already feeling.
If you would like to learn about the proper technique for creating the half wrap and help to assist your dog, then be sure to check out the video below. This helpful clip will offer you all of the tips and pointers that you need in order to achieve true success and make your dog’s anxiety a thing of the past.