5 Methods to Calm Your Anxious Canine

1. Exercise

Anxiety can cause an excess of energy within your pup. Ensure that they get ample playtime whether it’s going for walks, playing fetch or tug-o-war. Spending this time with them before you leave them will be beneficial as it will relieve stress and pent up energy. The quality time will also bond you closer.


2. Lay down an item of clothing with your scent on it

You are your dog’s whole world, so of course they’re going to miss you when you’re gone! Try leaving out a piece of clothing smelling heavily of your scent. Lay it somewhere your dog is allowed to lounge or toss it in their bed. The smell of you will comfort them until you come home. This is especially helpful for new environments.


3. Pheromones

Pheromones are a natural approach to soothing your furry friend. Whether it be in the form of a diffuser or spray, the purpose is to mimic the pheromones of a nursing dog-mom. This will make your dog feel safe and comforted when you step out.


4. Doggy camera with treat dispenser

Invest in a reputable doggy monitor to keep an eye out on your pets. See what your dog is up to and speak to them no matter where you are! With the click of a button, you can also dispense treats for them making those long periods of being alone more bearable.



CBD is well known for treating anxiety in humans but it can also treat anxiety in your pets. It’s a non-psychoactive derivative of hemp so it is not only natural, but perfectly safe for your ferocious friends. Supplying your dog with a dose of CBD oil, soft chews or even peanut butter will leave your once anxious animal tranquil and relaxed.