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.
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...
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.