Can you train a dog to be calm?
The dog can be taught to “go to your mat or bed” or “go to your kennel” where it learns to stay calmly for favored rewards. Food lure training or target training can be used to achieve the initial response. Progress gradually to longer duration and increased relaxation before rewards are given (see below).
How do I teach my dog to calm down and relax on cue?
‘ When she is lying down on her side, gently say the cue relax as you stroke her with a long stroking motion. Keep the tone of your voice low and calm. Repeat this at various times of the day when you see her in that position and in a calm state.
At what age do dogs start to calm down?
Depending upon how routine your life is, most dogs will have begun to work out certain patterns in your life by around three years of age and will have appeared to calm down.
What age is a dog most active?
Conclusion. Most dogs are going to start calming down at around six to nine months of age. By the time they’ve reached full maturity, which is between one and two years of age, all that excessive puppy energy should be a thing of the past!