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A high energy dog needs plenty of exercise to rid it's pent up energy and even stress. Playing, walking .. etc will make a HUGE difference.

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Dog Whistle I believe.

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beggin strips

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pat him :) he will like this .

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Massage the dogs shoulders. This will calm her down.

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My Maltese loves massage on her back. She relax completely
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Yes, it really does work.
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There is a "dog wrap" or sweater that holds the dog.. This compression helps dramatically in calming the dog.

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give him beggin strips

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Lots structured walks. The more training, even if it's just long walks making them walk WITH you, the more calm your dog will be.

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blow in his ear when he gets wild, it drives them crazy at first but then they calm down real quick

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give the dog a favorite toy or biscuit or a bone to make it calm down in fact it may start to lick you

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Feeding him... especially human food helps a lot!

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then they will start to beg for food that is not only bad for them but that they do not need. ( to keep a dog from begging feed them their food while you eat yours, if you insist on feeding them human food do not let them see you eat it and do not give it to them off of your plate)
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hmmm...
{] exercise
[] treats with training using a soothing voice
[] slow belly rubs
[] there's a sweet spot in the ear area and just below it along the jaw line...gently massage that.

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Helpful and...fascinating! :-)
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By staying calm.

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There is an app that is a dog whistle and somehow it makes them lay down

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Talk softly and stroke him or her. Give it treats and lay down with it and comfort it.

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Beer. Works for me, anyway. Or NyQuil.

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the first thing is to get its fav food so feed it so it knows it knows you love him. Pet play with his favorite chew toy and have fun!!!

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give them a treat

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Just give the dog a treat and pat it

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food :D

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Depends on what is causing the agitation, which should be understood. But normally excercise or their favorite food will do.

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Cat Treats

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Petting them and talking to them in a soothing tone of voice. Put your arm around them and have them sit with you for a while, too.

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get human food, lock the dog in the bathroom with the light off , or hit it

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OK, they asked about DOGS, not children! LOL! ;-)
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I know that I didn't say children I said dog so correct yourself not me






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animal abusment right there
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wickanator you a jerk so be quiet
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It depends on why the dog is agitated. If he is high energy then exercise is the best remedy. Virtually every dog should be walked at least daily, with the human leading and being in control to establish pack hierarchy, which, in turn, will make the dog easier to control. Do NOT give the dog treats, affection or positive attention while exhibiting the improper behavior as you are only reinforcing what you don't want the dog to do. But, as someone stated elsewhere, calmly correct the behavior. Weird as it may sound your posture will help. head erect shoulders back feeling confident. All animals respond to body posture/ energy.

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OK Chris, you are GOOD! I'm guessing you watch the Dog Whisperer, as well as me?

He is SO awesome, isn't he? What he can accomplish with unruly pets is nothing short of astonishing!

Cheers,
Jim :-)
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depends on whats making him excited. I have two small dogs that are supposed to be hyper but because of the way I trained them and raised them they are very calm dogs. the most important thing is to remain calm yourself...

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well, it depends whether you are the master of the dog or not, and when he barks. If you are his master and he barks at home, I think he needs more time to have fun with you, so you should take him out and play with him. If he barks when some strangers is approaching, it is a good thing that your home is always in safety. But if you are a stranger to the dog, I think there is no way you can make the dog quiet, because barking to strangers is the nature of a dog. I think you are the master of your dog, so just share more time with your dog, fondle him more often. Have a good time with your dog.

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by convincing him that he is not the only dog in the world ,, by showing him the case of many poor dogs in the streets all over the world !!!!

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Give them attention only when they are being calm. Pet them gently; Show them that your calm and that they need to be as well. Dont lock them away when your home, because they'll feel forgotten about, and when you let them out they'll try to get you to 'remember' them by acting out.

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say the following... GET! (dogs name) SCAT POW

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you should take you dog to a quite space and then try to teach them tricks with treats. there mind will be on the treat not running around like the world will end!

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pat him on his head or give him a tummy rub and maby a little treat.

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You should try giving him or her treats, petting them on the head while rubbing their tummy, scratch their neck, or whistle a tune to them!

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Regular walks dogs need to walk with the pack ie you. Ignore he/she greets exited turn your back on them if they jump up, reward with strokes when she is calm if you pet her when excited it reinforces the behaviour. Remain calm dogs pick up on energy. Dont bother shouting name over and over they tune out, pointing or hand movements work better with some dogs. Socialise them. Exercise discipline affection. Remain pack leader never let them out the door or in the door ahead of you, or race and nudge to get to it if someone comes. Never let them ahead of you on walks at least start off the walk like that.

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try giving it a treat,then let it take his time to eat.After all that he or she would be calm.

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No, the treat would tell the dog by being hyper, they're doing good.
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bite its ear

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sicko you need a girlfriend
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put the heat on so it'll go to sleep

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By scratching him/her under their chin or rubbing their ears

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don't drop kick it

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feed it

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Shush down quietly or tell him/her to sit/lay.?

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good food !, daily workout make him fit.

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Give it Bob Marley Tea

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give it something delicious

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Pat it's Back Make it feel safe or Beggin Strips. Either One Might Calm Them.

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Some best ways to make him calm can be like:
Ignore the behaviour of hyper dog.
Give him a job.
Go for a dog walk to redirect his high energy.
feed him.

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make sure you are always in a state of dominance it will obey you

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I have a hyper active dog too and sometimes it gets annoying, so I usually pet her behind the ear and if that doesn't work try laying on the ground on your belly and gently hit the ground with your hands once. Don't try doing this more than once though, it will keep them at their exact stage and the dog will want to play.

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Dogs quickly learn your routine. "My dogs know that the last things I do in the morning are spray perfume and brush my teeth. Both of these personal behaviors escalate their 'asking
to go along' behavior," so they need to learn your routine.

Training is another good option. let your dog run around your garden or something, walk him for 2 or 1 hour so he gets fit and healthy also help if you play games with him like catch the stick, good exercises for your dog and yourself.

fed the dog. give it food in the morning , afternoon and at night if you can see its getting hungry then give it food don't let it starve,

"Dogs are den animals. If you crate from an early age, you always use the crate as a positive experience, don't let it be too small, dogs need enough to stand up. "Crates can also give you peace of mind that your dog isn't able to destroy something or potentially injure them self while you're gone.

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First you should just sit down. This creates a calmer environment. Speak quietly. If you pet them, do it softly and slowly. If this doesn't work, then go on YouTube and search "Dog Whisperer," on animal planet.

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make sure the dog gets a lot of walks. at least 2 a day. 3 is recommended. Also, let them know you are the leader and make sure you teach the dog tricks. teaching them tricks keeps them occupied and makes them not as bored and destructive.

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Exercise your dog often and make sure that you correct her when she becomes excited. She will learn to stay calm through most situations.

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take the dog outside and when you get in scratch it under its ears if it is yours if not then backup and walk away if it bark then run and tell it to be quiet! I am 9 years old!

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You can try to use all of it's energy up but if that doesn't work, make the room really cold, then put a nice warm blanket (that isn't expensive) on the couch or something. Sit down and beckon the dog to come next to you. Then stroke its head slowly and continuously and he/she will surely fall asleep.

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pat it

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