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4th of July is coming so I was looking at natural ways to help relieve some of Loki's anxiety. Heck maybe I could use whatever methods on the in-law's dogs when I watch them as well. WELL....

I tried some circle things on Loki as well as some other rubs. He rolled around, bit his leg, fell off the chair, and went and got his KONG which he then shook till it flew out of his mouth and hit the wall :lol:

Then he yawned all big and went to sleep.

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Ok guys I think I'm doing this wrong :crylaugh:
 

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:lol:

I went to a TTouch seminar once but it was like 6 years ago and I probably forgot everything. Maybe I should "experiment" :lol:.

By the way, maybe try a Thundershirt if you haven't already :).
 

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By the way, maybe try a Thundershirt if you haven't already :).
Yeah I thought about it. I can't find Thundershirt, Anxiety Wrap, or Storm Defender anywhere here and with shipping, it won't be here in time. I heard that anything "tight" would work. He has an old sweater that fits snugly on him....just stopped using it because it doesn't cover his legs and he continues to shiver in the winter. I also heard bandages wrapped around work
 

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Yeah, maybe try the sweater then :).
 

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My little Coco had awful terrible anxiety when they were inside working on the house tearing down walls and I looked up the thundershirt thing.. I bought a tight child's shirt for him. All it did was look cute. In extreme cases of anxiety I found it just didn't work. Then again, maybe it does work. Coco has been known to digest melatonin, valerian, holistic blended calmers and massage (pressure points via youtube) and nothing helped as long as he could hear and feel the vibrations in the construction.

Anxiety massage points seem to be behind the ears. I heard about T-Touch but maybe just sit with your dog and put on some music to drown out most of the fireworks. Today is CanadaDay, I don't celebrate it so I'll be home with Coco. He's deaf enough now whre fireworks don't bother. Good Luck!
 

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I think dogmanship is much more enjoyable, especially for dogs with very good energy. ;)
 

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Awesome so the sweater worked pretty well! He still shivered a bit but no piddles on the floor and no whining!!!
 
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