Yesterday I wrote how I have been giving Delilah massages and it seems to be something she really enjoys.
If you haven’t heard of TTouch here is a brief explanation “TTouch can help you understand and influence your animal with your heart and hands in a way that develops trust, creates a harmonious relationship, and changes unwanted behavior.”
There is something in the TTouch that releases endorphins which we all know are what helps us with our moods.
While I was reading Kirsten’s post about TTouch I realized I have been doing this with Delilah without even realizing it!
I probably do this three to four times per day, Delilah will come up to me and I place one hand under each of her ears and rub in a circular motion. After 30 seconds or so I get a really deep sigh, like she is relaxed or content. Which is exactly what Kirsten described.
First thing in the morning as I am trying to get ready for work, she comes into the bathroom looking for attention. I rub her ears.
When I come home from work, before or after her massage. I rub her ears.
After we are settled in bed, I reach for Delilah and rub her ears. She stretches out across my feet and looks up at me. I drop a kiss on her head and rub some more and then the deep, contented sigh.
All is right in her world.
What do you do when your dog is amped up? Is there something special you do to help calm him/her down?