Some dogs are nervous or anxious by nature. A common mistake dog owners make is to offer a nervous dog food or to pet the dog. This might unintentionally reinforce the dog’s nervous state and as a result tell the dog that it’s a good thing. There is a technique that helps your dog and that is to put your hand on the dog. When you do that, do it firmly, imitating a bite, however not a hard bite. You can compare it to a firm hand on a person’s shoulder. Don’t begin to rub, because the moment you do, it begins to reinforce the state of mind the dog is in. Pressure with your hand can actually deflate and calm a dog.
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