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Using Music to Calm Dog’s Separation Anxiety

Thursday, June 20, 2013
posted by Jim Murphy

dog ipodMusic can be very useful in cases of separation anxiety.  Put on music about twenty minutes before you leave. This gives your dog time to soak in the musical rhythms and hopefully make him feel calm and content. Music sure that the volume is low but low enough to mask external sounds.  Once your dog is relaxed, leave for a very short time, two or three minutes at first. Leave quietly and don’t make any fuss. You want your dog to remain peaceful and quiet.  The music should keep your dog calm for that period of time. You can now gradually increase the time that you’re gone but continue to keep the music on. If you are playing a CD, make sure the music is beautiful and peaceful. Put it on repeat an don’t worry about your dog getting bored with it. Hopefully,over time, you should see an improvement in his separation anxiety.

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Have your dog listen to STARLITE 365 on  the EDGEWATER INTERNET RADIO NETWORK!  Oh by the way, you can listen along with him!



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