Imagine having a way to trigger your dog to relax. Consider the benefits and applications in everyday life like vet visits, the groomers or travel. It’s not hypnosis. It’s a protocol involving conditioning, capturing and shaping your dog’s behavior to create calm in key moments. The ability to cue relaxation is valuable for ALL dogs, not just those who are hyper or anxious. In fact, we all have personal relaxation protocols, and in this episode, I’m sharing what I frequently use for myself and my dogs to settle down.

In the episode you'll hear:

  • Why every dog should have a protocol for relaxation regardless of temperament.
  • About common triggers for relaxation and ones I use for my dogs.
  • How to help anxious or over aroused dogs with intentional calming mannerisms.
  • My breathing technique for triggering the parasympathetic nervous system to counter stress.
  • How to induce a calm state for dogs step-by-step.
  • Why we play ItsYerChoice to help dogs relax.
  • How to positively condition your dog’s relaxation trigger.
  • My capturing technique and tips when dogs are in their “chill zones”.
  • When to begin shaping and adding a calm release word.
  • How to assess your dog’s emotional state with TEMP and an app.
  • About using a remote feeder to add duration to the chill zone.

ItsYerChoice Summit

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