Quiet or shy dogs can be an owners dream come true. The pup is there to cuddle you and give affection but they do not bark constantly - sounds like a great pup! However, a quiet dog may also be shy or anxious so you need to make sure they are comfortable at home. This means providing lots of activities for them that suit their personality. Quiet dogs will probably like quieter activities so turn that radio down, make sure there are no thunderstorms brewing and set your dog up with one of these fun activities!
Quiet, shy dogs may get anxious when people try to talk to them. They may run away and hide when spoken to or start shaking when they hear their name. If this sounds like your pup, then this game is perfect for you! Basically, the name game involves training your pup to get excited when they hear their name. You'll need lots of treats and also a lot of patience for this game but it is not only fun but also beneficial for your dog in the long run. Even if you dog isn't overly shy and just a little quiet, getting them energized can be a good thing! Grab your dog's favorite snack and start playing!
Studies have shown that music can calm dogs just as it can calm people. Why not put on some relaxing tunes for your pup? Quiet dogs will especially enjoy nice, soft music which will put their nerve at ease and also fit their mellow personality. While it can be fun to put together a soothing playlist for your pup, you can also find pre-made playlists that have been tested on quiet dogs. There are some play lists that have even been proven to calm shelter dogs - sounds like it must be a relaxing mix! So put on some music and you can relax along with your pup.
A quiet dog may be perfectly content to chew on a toy or bone by themselves for hours. Just like people, dogs enjoy a little alone time, especially a dog who is shy or quiet in the first place. Get your pup a nice toy that they will enjoy chewing on. You can also opt for a bone to give to your pup; however, chew toys may last a little longer. Give your pup some space and let them enjoy chewing on their own! Again, just like humans, they will come back revitalized and more at peace with their pup self!
Just because your dog is quiet does not mean that they don't enjoy walks. In fact, a shy dog may really benefit from getting out more and away from an environment they are accustomed to.
A quiet dog may really enjoy a nice rub down. No need to talk or get your pup worked up, a calm, full body massage will just feel great!
A quiet dog does not mean that the dog does not want to play. In fact, a quiet dog will greatly benefit from being active or participating in daily games. You do not have to be over the top excited with a quiet pup but they may far prefer a calming presence. So take a cue from your dog and relax, slow down and play one of these fun activities together!