Some owners may balk at the idea of giving your dog his very own “massage appointment”, but pampering your beloved pooch may actually hold quite a few benefits for both you and him. Massages can help stimulate circulation and blood flow, eliminate stress and tension, and provide plenty of opportunities to bond with your dog. It may also help to decrease your own stress and give you both a few minutes of peace and quiet. Ultimately, taking ten to twenty minutes out of your day seems like a fair price for a comfortable experience for your dog.
Your dog can overexert himself sometimes between exercise and play and petting is almost always welcome from the right person. A massage is not that far off from some drawn out petting and most dogs are likely to be very content to lie around and let you pamper them. However, hyperactive dogs may need a little bit of tiring out first.