10. Some dogs may benefit from the use of calming wraps or thundershirts.
Like swaddling a child, these will help your dog feel safe and secure in new or unfamiliar surroundings.
11. Maintaining your composure is crucial.
When people make a big deal over the dog, it only confirms in his mind that he should be afraid, McGowan says. "Dogs look to us for reassurance, so being relaxed and calm will likely assist the dog realize there is no real danger," we were told.