Part 2 focuses in on dropping you energy (very important toward calming your dog in stressful situations) and finding happiness within the daily struggle.
Your anxiety, stress, and/or anger directly affect how your dog behaves.
Keeping these, or any one of these, under control tells your dog you are okay. It helps your dog to trust that you are more than capable of caring for him.
I’m going to introduce you to three strategies you can easily use to drop your energy and come into a state of calm.
Use them individually, mix and match, or use all 3 during your day. It’s your choice.
First up – Yoga
Don’t worry. I’ve chosen a couple of easy, short routines to introduce you to simple, relaxing, 10-minute yoga.
You can easily adapt these to chair and standing poses.
Don’t like these?
There are plenty more on YouTube.
Second – Meditation
Don’t worry. These are only about 10 minutes long.
Some people find them even more effective after yoga. Give it a go. Only 20 minutes out of your day.
As with yoga, if you find you don’t like these, there are oodles more on YouTube.
And last, but certainly not least, – Music
You can play these in the background, or sit and focus, or a combination of the two. It’s up to you.
Relaxing Meditation Music 24/7, Healing Music, Sleep Music, Yoga Music, Calm Music, Study Music – you can play this one all day long. It doesn’t end.
Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine & Endorphin Release – Binaural Beats Happiness Frequency – Music set to specific frequencies can actually stimulate your brain to receive happiness, or drop into deep sleep, or, well, anything. They have some for deep sleep that lasts around 9 hours. If you have trouble sleeping, maybe that can help?
Not only can these formats of music relax you, watch how your dog also changes. It’s pretty cool. 🙂
Now for your experiment.
Check them all out.
Find 2 things you would like to try. You can make them both in the same category, or mix them (like yoga, then meditation).
Commit to them for a week.
Grab a notebook, jot down your feelings before and after each session. You can even keep notes about your dog before and after sessions.
After the week, go through your notes. Notice if your before comments were starting to improve as the week went on. If you keep notes about your dog, did he or she find a sense of peace (lay down and relax, etc.) after your session? How long did that last?
Did you play relaxing music during the day? How did you and your dog respond to that?
If you liked your experiment, come on over to the Bossy Dog to Best Friend group and join us for a 5-day challenge that starts 5-20-19. We’d love to have you join us!
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Peace and Joy,
P.S. Let us know what you are going to try in the comments.
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