Sometimes Wolfie Seems a Little Nervous...
Dogs are very tactile creatures. You always see them grooming themselves or other dogs. This helps to build a bond between them as well as to show a trust that they are all part of one pack. We have a very simple way that you can emulate that same activity. Don't worry, I am not going to ask you to "groom Wolfie".
What I am going to do is to ask you to simulate that you are grooming Wolfie. Think of when you are petting your dog. Many times this entails patting them on the head or on the back. We are going to take this activity and modify it so that it emulates your grooming of Wolfie. Instead of patting him, lightly run your hand over his fur from the back of the neck to the middle of the back. Do this slowly and repeatedly. This emulates the grooming process.
You should see an almost immediate result in Wolfie's demeanor. He will loose that stiffness in his body and will start to give you more focus. This is exactly what you want in order to calm him down and to loose that nervous demeanor.
I have recently tried this technique on one of my more nervous dogs and it worked miracles. Give it a try! For more information, please contact The Best Dog Trainers in South Florida.